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mom's hobo dinners

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mindy Sena
Burlington, IA

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 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For mom's hobo dinners

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

How To Make mom's hobo dinners

  • 1
    Lay 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!
  • 2
    This 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.
  • 3
    Other 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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