May 19, 2011

Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

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It has been super rainy the last few days.  I'm not exactly complaining because I love the rain and am more than happy to enjoy cool weather before the wicked hot summer days really start up.  But with the rain and cooler weather comes my desire to eat hearty foods.  I decided to cook up some tin foil dinners!  I've always called them tin foil dinners but love that some people call them Hobo Dinner.  Am I the only one who loves the word Hobo?  When I was a kid we would sometimes eat these for church activities or when camping.  I always loved them even though they seemed to take a million years to cook when done in a camp fire.  These turned out great and were just the hearty stew like dinner that the weather called for.

This is a fun recipe that you can play around with the ingredients.  I used 3 Carrots, 5 Red Potatoes, an Onion, half a head of Broccoli, 2 Celery, a Can of Reduced fat Cream of Mushroom Soup, and 1 1/2 lbs of Ground Beef.  You will also need Aluminum Foil.

Chop up all your veggies and try to make them uniform in size.

Get a sheet of foil large enough for a hamburger patty and veggies and place the patty in the center.  Salt and Pepper to your taste.  Top with a couple spoonfuls of the Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Then add a bunch of yummy veggies into the mix.  I added a bit more salt and pepper at this point.

Then fold up the two longer sides to create a pouch.

Fold in the other sides and crimp together to make a good seal.

Then place your Tin Foil Dinners on a baking sheet evenly spaced.  Bake at 350 for about an hour or until the veggies are soft.

Carefully unfold the pouches as they will be hot.  Oh boy, supper is looking yummy at my house!


Tin Foil Dinner Recipe (Hobo Dinner)
Source:  Ladybird Ln

1 1/2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
3 Carrots, Peeled and cut into chunks
5 Red Potatoes cut into chunks
2 Celery cut into chunks
1 Onion Cut into wedges
1/2 head of Broccoli cut into small florets
1 Can 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
Tin Foil

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Tear off 6 good sized pieces of tin foil.  Portion your meat and veggies into 6.  Shape your hamburger into patties and place in the middle of the tin foil sheet and season with salt and pepper.  Top with about 2 TBSP of the Cream of Mushroom Soup.  Then place the portion of veggies on top and season a bit more with salt and pepper.  Folding up the two longer sides of the foil you will create a little pouch.  Then fold up the shorter sides and kind of roll and crimp them to create a good seal.  Bake at 350 for about an hour or until veggies are soft.  Open the tin foil pouch carefully as it will be hot and steamy.


Approximately 6 Servings

470 Calories
36 Carbs
25 Fat
24.5 Protein

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  1. I love hobo dinners. Only recently learned I could do them in the oven. This looks delicious and handy nutrition information too :)