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Hobo Dinner

This campfire classic can easily go from cliché to gourmet. The great thing about hobo meals is that anything goes! Mix and match your own meats, veggies, and spices to customize your own meal.

Instructions (Before Camp)

  1. Chop vegetables and potato and store in bag or container.
  2. If you're using meat or a veggie patty that's not dehydrated, freeze it and make this meal your first night.

Instructions (During Camp)

  1. Place vegetables and meat or TVP in tin foil and season to taste.
  2. Add about a teaspoon of water and then wrap tin foil around the food.
  3. Carefully place your dinner on hot campfire coals and allow to cook for 20-30 minutes, rotating as needed.
  4. Unwrap, add any condiments (ketchup, cheese, hot sauce), and enjoy!
Meal: 
Dinner
Type of Dish: 
Main
Skill Level: 
Easy
Number of Servings: 
1
Backpacking: 
Yes
Before Camp Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
During Camp Preparation Time: 
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 burger crumbled, or use dehydrated meat, TVP or veggie patty
  • seasonings

Required Equipment

  • camp fire

Supplies

  • aluminum foil
  • plastic bag
Attribution: 
Mother Nature Network