Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

These were a regular in our rotation when I was growing up. The first time we made these, my grandpa commented that he didn't know of any hobo that would eat so well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make 4 patties out of ground chuck.
  2. Place patty in the middle of a piece of aluminum foil. (make foil big enough to come back up to the middle of the patty and to go around the veggies).
  3. Sprinkle with garlic salt or garlic powder and pepper.
  4. Stack veggies on top of burger patty, starting with potatoes.
  5. Follow by onion slices.
  6. Follow with carrots and green beans.
  7. Pull foil up to middle and gather at the top and twist closed. (try to make sure no areas are open on the side for easier clean-up).
  8. Place in 375°F oven on cookie sheet or directly on oven racks if you are certain, all areas are closed up for 1 hour or until patties are cooked through.
  9. Once cooked, open foil packet and sprinkle cheese on top.
  10. Leaving foil packet open, place back in oven long enough to just melt the cheese.
  11. No need for sides, the whole meal is in the packet!
  12. Can be cooked on the BBQ grill or campfire also.
Most Helpful

I used frozen shredded hash brown style potatoes as I was out of fresh. My husband and teenage son loved it.

lauriegall February 13, 2008

This is a really good weeknight meal when you don't know what you're going to make and it's almost dinner time! My family really enjoyed this and I enjoyed making it. It's very simple and very tasty!

Lainey6605 January 25, 2008

This is a recipe that I have prepared many times over an open fire or even in the aftermath of a hurricane in a metal garbage can lid. On the grill or in the oven it makes for a quick meal with easy clean-up. I did use fresh vegetables and reduced the recipe to 2 servings. Made for *Photo Tag*

PaulaG December 20, 2007