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Hobo Dinner

Growing up, my family would go camping quite a bit.  Hobo dinner was on the menu every trip.  A hobo dinner is individual servings of meat and vegetables wrapped in foil and cooked.  To keep everything from sticking to the foil, a couple of tablespoons of butter are included inside the foil pouch.  When you're camping, typically it's cooked in the coals of a campfire, but it can be cooked in the oven and of course an egg.   Just about any protein and vegetable can be cooked hobo style.  We used the same veggies (onion, red skin potatoes, zucchini, red bell pepper, carrot & garlic.  One version was ground beef seasoned with Montreal Steak seasoning and the other version was Johnsonville Original Brats seasoned with Bone Sucking Sauce rub. 

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I had trouble with using the flash with all the foil so I went without.  The photos aren't as nice as I like.  Thanks for looking!

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 3,788
    That looks like a fun cook and meal. We had an ice storm here about 6yrs ago where the power was out for several days and we cooked a couple meals like that on the egg. The best one I called Hobo Stew which was all the veggies in the freezer that was thawing out thrown in the Dutch oven with tomato juice and a package of lil smokies. It was good.

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  • rconercone Posts: 92
    Wow, that takes me back to scouts. I do not think anyone ever cooked one correctly back then, but there is a huge bit of nostalgia. 
    Fat is tasty, everything else is filler.

    LBGE, SBGE, and a Carson Rotisserie 

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,067
    I remember doing that under a campfire several times when I was a kid. :) Looks great!
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 336
    Great Boy Scout recipe.  Nice comfort food. 
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
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  • I was never in scouts, but a good buddy was and introduced us to this technique on a camping trip. It was great then and I'm sure it would be now. Definitely a must do with the fam. Onions, mushrooms, corn, and potato for me!
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 679
    edited August 2013
    I'm liking that!
    What did the hobo's use before aluminum foil?

    That ? should open up a plethora of egghead humor.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Nice and easy! Gotta try that.

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  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Reminds me of Camp WinShape in the 90s.

    Ball Ground, GA

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Have eaten this meal many times over the last 50 years. Thanks for sharing, brought back some great memories
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • I'm liking that! What did the hobo's use before aluminum foil? That ? should open up a plethora of egghead humor.
    Tin foil.
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 636
    Great camping meal, and brings up great memories!  Our family loved meals like this for dinner and paper bag bacon & eggs for breakfast.  

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,369
    Acn said:
    Great camping meal, and brings up great memories!  Our family loved meals like this for dinner and paper bag bacon & eggs for breakfast.  

    Now that sounds intriguing.  How about some info on fixing paper bag B & E, please?
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 636
    jaydub58 said:
    Acn said:
    Great camping meal, and brings up great memories!  Our family loved meals like this for dinner and paper bag bacon & eggs for breakfast.  

    Now that sounds intriguing.  How about some info on fixing paper bag B & E, please?
    Sure - we'd use thick sliced bacon (don't know if it made any difference or not, but that was just generally what we usually had), and 1 slice and 1 egg per bag.  Basically, you just need hot, ashed over coals - no open flame though. Slice each bacon slice in half and put it in the bottom of a brown paper bag, doing your best to cover the entire bottom.  We would fold the top over 3-4 times and use a long, green stick to poke a hole it in; the same stick will be used to hold it over the coals.  Re-open the bag, reach in, and crack your egg over it (carefully as possible).  Then refold the top and put the back back on your stick and hold your bag as close to the hot coals as possible, without touching them.  They usually cooked for about 10 minutes; until the egg white is finished.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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