Thursday, March 31, 2011

recipe {hobo dinner's}

hobo dinner's are a fun and easy recipe that we use to do alot growing up.  it's one of those recipes that once you have the concept down, you can do anything you want. 

here's the concept:  each person get's their own foil package.  you choose the meat {beef, pork, or chicken}, vegetables, marinade, and seasonings, put it all in a foil package and either grill, bake, or cook it in the crock pot....or cook over a camp fire.  growing up we always did them on the grill or in the oven, but last week mom was making them and threw out the idea of cooking them in the crock pot.  i tried it, and it worked wonderfully!  if you decide to bake or grill, the packages need to cook for about an hour.  i cooked them in the crock pot for about 4 1/2 hours on low and they turned out great.  this is a fun recipe to get the kids involved b/c they can make their own. 

onto the pics.....
meat {we did ground beef...hamburger patties.  you can do chicken or pork as well.  seafood doesn't work b/c the meat cooks faster than the veggies}
vegetables {zucchini, squash, potatoes, onions, fresh green beans, carrots, peppers, etc.}
marinade {yoshida's works great, i tried a new one that i got from sam's, but you could use anything}
seasonings {garlic salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, etc.}

chop all of your vegetables into similar sized pieces.  fresh veggies are so pretty!

if using ground beef, pat into similar sized patties, sprinkle with salt and pepper

take a square piece of foil and place your meat in the center

add fresh veggies on top of meat

add seasonings and marinade

fold foil packet up...kind of like the left overs from those hibachi places

each individual foil package

place all packages into crock pot and cook on low for 4 - 4 1/2 hours
or on the grill, or in the oven for about an hour

once the time has passed, open your foil packet....great to serve over rice!

this is a great do ahead meal.  you could put the packages together the night before and keep in the fridge until cooking time.  oh, and clean-up is a breeze!


  1. I love this! Kinda makes me think of Genghis Grill type food. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yum Yum! I love the Allegro Marinade from Sam's!! This is gonna be another one I have to try!


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