BBQ Hobo Stew

READY IN: 40mins


  • seasoning salt and pepper
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 4
    medium potatoes (peeled and sliced to about 1/4 inch thickness)
  • 12
    cup celery, chopped
  • 1
    cup carrot, sliced


  • Tear off four good sized pieces of aluminum foil to make pouches for the "stew".
  • In the center of each piece of foil, place a 1/4 pound patty of hamburger. We generally try to have the patty about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle meat with seasoning salt and pepper to your tastes.
  • Layer on top of the meat, potatoes, then celery and then carrot.
  • Fold up foil to make a sealed packet. You want it to be "tight" as you don't want all the yummy juices to run out when you turn them on the barbecue.
  • Place the four packets on a heated to about medium barbecue.
  • Cook 15 minutes on the first side and then turn over and cook 10-20 minutes.
  • Check by opening a packet and making sure the potatoes feel done.
  • When the meat and pototoes are done, remove to a plate and let sit for five minutes meat side down to let the juices run back into the meat.
  • Dump out onto a plate to serve.
  • Sometimes I season the meat like meatloaf before I make the patties and sometimes I serve it with A-1 sauce and or ketchup. The vegetable and the meat compliment each other with their juices. You can add extra potatoes or make the patties bigger -- you are limited only by your imagination!