You're intrigued, right? Or just confused? Perplexed maybe?
All of a sudden one day, I remembered how when Andrew and I were first married (nearly 10 years ago) and lived in Detroit, I used to make something called a Hobo Dinner quite often. Why in the world they're called Hobo Dinners is beyond me? Probably because they're in a tin foil pouch and we're to believe homeless people eat out of something similar? I'm not sure. But they're a legitimate method of cooking and you can find loads of other Hobo Dinner recipes in cookbooks and online...I'm not just making this stuff up (though I bet you think I am...).
Anyway...I digress...I remembered one day how I used to make these and decided it was time to resurrect the idea. All you do is basically take a burger patty and put it in some foil along with your favorite veggies, bake it in the oven and voila, dinner is done! Each person gets their little foil pouch and that's it. So simple and so yummy.
Try your own Hobo Dinner tonight :).
This recipe makes 4 individual dinners.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 red skin or new potatoes, chopped
1 onion, sliced
a handful of baby carrots
Lots of Salt and Pepper
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Combine your ground beef, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Divide mixture into four separate patties and shape each one like a burger.
Place each patty on a piece of aluminum foil that is about 18 inches long. Divide your potato pieces, onion slices and carrots between the four patties (just lay them right on top of your patty). Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper down over all four foil packets.
Place the packets on a baking sheet and bake about one hour.
Remove from oven and place one packet on each dinner plate. Open up your packet and enjoy!
Simple, right? It's just a really simple little supper...which is exactly what we need more of this time of year!
Enjoy your Hobo Dinner!