Tin Foil Hobo Hamburger Dinners

Tin Foil Hobo Hamburger Dinners

These Hobo Dinners are quick, easy and delicious. Tin Foil Hobo Hamburger Dinners cook in foil packets, so clean-up is practically non-existent! The complete dinner-in-one includes ground beef, carrots, potatoes, peppers and spices, so it's also a very cheap dinner idea. Simply wrap the ingredients in foil and cook them on the grill! It's one of those easy grilling recipes for those who don't know the first thing about grilling ... it's hard to mess these up.

Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking MethodGrilling


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 squares heavy duty aluminum foil (16x16 inches)
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can new potatoes, sliced
  • 2 small green peppers, chopped
  • dehydrated onion flakes
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Separate the ground beef into 4 portions and place each portion in the center of an aluminum foil square. Top with equal portions of chopped carrots, potatoes and bell peppers. Season with dehydrated onion flakes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and/or pepper to suit your taste.
  3. Seal the foil and add a second layer of foil if desired. Place on the coals for 10 to 15 minutes per side, until the meat is cooked and vegetables are tender.


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This is a great recipe!!! I have also been making it for years, in different ways... It is a easy, less messy way of cooking!!!! You can also literally make this on the go.... I do mean literally.... Say you're going on a trip, but you want to feed your family a healthy meal.... Prepare your food the same, but use heavyweight aluminum foil, wrapped up securely, place on your vehicles manifold, secure it safely with bailing wire.... When you arrive at your destination, your meal will be cooked and ready to serve! This method can also be done making a meatloaf, an many other family favorites!!!!

I have been making these for years! But I use raw potatoes sliced thin. I wrap the dinner and foil in a dampened paper towel and then wrap it again with a 2nd piece of foil. The dampened paper towel seems to help prevent burning the meat. Great for camping or on the BBQ! And no cleanup!

Seems a lot of your contributors are inappropriately appropriating the term "Hobo". I don't think the "hobo" larder contains all the ingredients required for these 'hobo' recipes.


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