Mom's Hobo Dinners

Mindy Sena


My mom made this when I was growing up. Ive changed it slightly to fit my familys tastes. so easy to make special for each family members likes w little effort. I can effortlessly make each family members dinner to taste, they love knowing which is theirs just by the ingredients! Can also be made w chicken or pork chops!

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
1 Hr


2 lb
ground beef
3 lb
potatoes, sliced thin
carrots, chopped thin
1 small
cabbage, sliced thin
4 slice
cheese, your choice
1 stick
butter, divided equally
4 large
foil wraps

How to Make Mom's Hobo Dinners


  • 1Lay out 4 foil squares. Make 4 large hamburger patties, season to taste. Layer sliced potatoes, carrots, cabbage. Top w butter, season to taste. Wrap sides of foil up tightly. Put on cookie sheet, bake for 50 min. Remove from oven, add cheese, let set 5-10 min. Enjoy!
  • 2This was the way my mom always made it, no subs. As a kid I didn't like cabbage, but love it now. I want my kids to enjoy their food and this recipe makes it so easy to sub for individual tastes.
  • 3Other suggerstions: mushrooms, corn, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, onion, etc. limitless...I have also used chicken in place of hamburger! Just add EVOO.

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About Mom's Hobo Dinners

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Pork
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #easy