From hobo to the noblest monarch, everyone will love this incredible beef hobo dinner! A simple recipe that sees beef, potatoes, and carrots cooked to perfection in a foil pouch either in the oven or over a fire, this dinner is easy to make and even more delicious!

Basic Beef and Potatoes Hobo Dinner Recipe

Kristy poses with Rada's Fix It in Foil cookbook.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Seasoned salt
  • Butter, optional

Lay out 4 sheets of 12″ heavy duty foil.

Kristy arranges tinfoil for beef hobo dish.

Slice 1 medium onion into several slices.

Kristy chops an onion using the Cook's Knife for the hobo meal.

Place onion slices on the center of foil, making a base for your hamburger patty to go.

Kristy places onion on foil.

Place 1 lb. lean ground beef in a bowl. Add small amount of water to beef so that it will effectively steam the vegetables while cooking.

Kristy prepares beef for the hobo dish.

Shape the ground beef into four hamburger patties.

Kristy makes ground beef into patties.

Place the hamburger patties on top of the onions.

Kristy places hamburger patties on onions.

Peel and slice 4 medium potatoes.

Kristy chops potatoes with the Rada Cook's Knife.

Place the sliced potatoes on top of the burger and onion.

Kristy places potatoes on beef.

Peel and slice 4 medium carrots.

Kristy chops carrots using the Rada Cook's Knife.

Kristy places carrots over hamburger.

Kristy places carrots over foil.

Add salt and pepper, garlic salt, and seasoned salt. Also add butter if desired.

Kristy adds the Rada Burger & Fry Seasoning.

Take the pouches and start by folding as pictured.

Kristy folds tinfoil pouch.

Continue to fold as pictured.

Kristy continues folding pouches.

Seal the pouch as pictured.

Kristy folds more of the foil.

Continue to seal as pictured.

Kristy finishes folding foil.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Kristy readies pouches for baking on the Rada Cookie Sheet Stoneware.

Foods Cooked in Foil!

Rada's Fix It In Foil recipe book.

The hobo beef dinner is just one of tons of awesome foil-prepared foods in our Fix it In Foil recipe book! From appetizers to desserts, this great book has you covered, especially with instructions on how to prepare the recipes with a variety of heat sources.

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What is a Hobo?

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A hobo is a traveling laborer who moves from place to place in search of work. The hobo doesn’t avoid labor altogether, and his lifestyle can be the result of either circumstances or deliberate choice. There’s a surprising amount of hobo culture to be found, and even number of notable figures (Jack London, Robert Mitchum, George Orwell) have been hobos at one point or another.

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Hobo Beef Dinner Video Recipe


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Beef Hobo Dinner Video Transcript

Hi, it’s Kristy in the Rada Cutlery kitchen, and today I’m making a recipe out of one of our popular cookbooks titled Fix It In Foil. They’re recipes that you make ahead, you can freeze or store until you’re ready to bake. The best part is that since they’re made in foil, they’re easy to throw away. This book also has instructions to make them in the oven, grill them, or make them over a camp fire so it’s really a useful cookbook. It has everything from desserts to side dishes to sandwiches. But today we’re going to make a beef hobo pack.

This hobo dinner in a pouch is going to make 4 lunches, so you’ll need 4 sheets of 12 inch heavy duty foil. Then you’ll need sliced onion, medium onion, peel it however thick you cut your onion, I slice it kind of thin. This Rada Cook’s Knife works really good at slicing onions to the thickness you prefer. So now, the onion is going to be underneath your hamburger patty. You can lay that slice in the middle of your foil.

These are going to be quarter pounders. You just mix that water into the beef and the water will steam the vegetables as it cooks. So you can just make that into fourths and make them into patties. Now we’re going to take about 4 medium size potatoes. If you like, keep the peeling, I personally like peelings on my potatoes. I like to cut these pretty thin. Again, you can use this same Rada Cook’s Knife that you used to cut the onion. These knives are made in the USA and are hand sharpened. They’re good for right and left-handed users. Once you have your potato sliced you are going to arrange those on top of your hamburger patties.

Now we’re going to take 4 medium size carrots and peel these with the deluxe Rada Vegetable Peeler. It makes this fast and easy. Now I’m going to go and chop those. The thing about these foil meals is that you can make them in the morning before you go to work and just have somebody pop them in the oven for you, they will cook for a half hour. Or if you’re home late, just pop them in the oven.

Okay, so now we’re going to add these carrots. My mom used to make these, she’d even put a cabbage left on it, and you can do that, too, or use frozen mixed vegetables. I like to take garlic salt, however much you prefer. And then Rada Cutlery has this burger and fry seasoning, it’s great on everything, I’ve even roasted chicken with it, it gives everything great flavor.

So now we’re going to make a tent pack out of this. What you do is bring up the middle. You want the steam to cook the vegetables so you don’t want the tinfoil down tight on them. Bring the tinfoil up to the middle and fold about an inch down, you just don’t want it flat on the food, this is called the tent pack. I’m going to do it one more time just to make sure that gets sealed. If you have room you can do it again. And I just like to roll the ends. I’m going to put these in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

That’s the basic hobo dinner in pouch, one of the recipes in our Fix It in Foil recipe books.

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