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Hobo Stew - An Inexpensive Dinner option

Updated on December 19, 2009

One dish I enjoyed while growing up is called Hobo Stew or sometimes Foil Stew. It is tasty and very filling on those cold winter nights. It is often associated with camping or outdoor cooking, but it makes a good dinner too.

Ingredients needed:

  • black pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • 3 large Idaho potatoes
  • 1 large onion (can be white or yellow)
  • 1.5 pounds of low fat ground beef (try to get 90/10 for best results)

Directions:

  • Tear 4 pieces of foil into 4 eighteen inch sections
  • Next shape 4 patties out of the ground beef
  • slice potatoes into thin slices (try to keep slices under quarter inch thickness)
  • slice onion into quarter inch thick slices then cut the stack in half
  • place the 4 beef patties in middle of each piece of foil
  • sprinkle pepper (and salt if wanted) on the raw beef
  • take the cut onion sectons break into strings and place on top of each beef pattie
  • next stack potato on top and around beef pattie till it is covered
  • take more onion sections break it up into strings and place on top of the potatoes
  • sprinkle pepper (and salt if wanted) to finish the assembly process
  • carefully close the 4 Hobo Dinners so that the food is sealed inside foil
  • place the 4 Dinners on an cookie sheet
  • place in oven and set temperature for 425 degrees cook for 52 mins

Once theĀ Hobo Dinners are cooked, you may want to drain the fat by poking a hole in the side of each dinner. Next, allow the dinners to cool; once cooled, placeĀ on a plate and season it to your liking. Although carrots and bell pepper weren't on the list of ingredients,please feel free to experiment; Enjoy !!

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    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      As a camper, I can't believe that I've never made this fun meal. I am going to link your recipe to my camp food page. Thanks!

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Dolores Monet - Thank you for your comment, linking to my hub and becoming a fan. I look foward to reading many more of your hubs as your fan.

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Oh no, I can't read hubs like this just before having a dinner.

      I'll try it, very interesting.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      @hypnodude - ok hope it works out for you; hope you like it

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      dieseldodge09 7 years ago from Texas

      I really like this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      @dieseldodge09 - Thanks for your comments

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Great idea for dinner, thank you.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Truth From Truth - Thanks it is one of my favorites on a cold day

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      SwiftlyClean 7 years ago from Texas

      There is nothing like a stew!!! Have you heard of a Cowboy Stew.It is an experiment but good!

      Thanks Coolmon2009

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      @SwiftlyClean - Thanks for stopping by once again :)

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      We make a Hobo stew but it is made like a soup. Thanks for the recipe

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Granny's House - Interesting haven't heard of a hobo soup. I thank you for your feedback on this article.

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Having already commented and rated this time I've added useful and shared on Stumble Upon. :) Great cooperation we have. :):):) If you're also on SheToldMe we should do the same there.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      @hypnodude - I don't think i have those, but i have other sites i use including my personal website, that im working on. I will link to your articles and tweet some of your articles too. Nice to hear from you again :)

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      These meals look tasty and fun. Will have to try themj out soon. Thanks for then info.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @tonymac04 - Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Your Hobo stew sounds great and the weather is perfect for it. Thanks :)

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @katiem2 - Yes it is a good cold weather dish. Thanks for your comments :)

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