Hobo Dinners for Campers

Recipe by Debber
READY IN: 45mins




  • Lay FOUR foil pieces along counter or on table top (set other four pieces aside).
  • In center of foil, dice one potato and carrot; slice one mushroom.
  • Crumble one-fourth of the hamburger over the 'shroom.
  • Slice or mince one-quarter of the onion over the burger.
  • Press one clove of garlic over the onion.
  • Add half a teaspoon of beef base to the mound.
  • Snip up one tablespoon of butter over each pile.
  • Sprinkle on salt & pepper and any herbs (basil, parsley, thyme, oregano) you like.
  • Bring ends of foil to center, then make small folds (twice) to lock in the top. Wrap ONE end up, roll end tightly.
  • Lift packet up and gently shake goodies to compress.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water to the open end, then carefully fold and roll up the open end.
  • Set rolled packet into center of SECOND sheet of foil and wrap again. This prevents any gravy-juice from sneaking out.
  • Over indirect campfire/grill or rake campfire coals over -- cook 30 minutes (check to be sure spuds are soft).
  • OPEN CAREFULLY as the inside will be steamy and HOT!
  • Serve from inner foil or transfer to a plate.
  • BRILLIANT IDEA: Freeze the packets after wrapping -- then they'll stay nice and cold longer when you get to your campsite, and can be served the second night out.
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS: frozen broccoli or mixed veggies; fresh corn, beans, or peas.
  • SAUCE IT UP: Add about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of cream of 'shroom/celery soup for a nice gravy/sauce.