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Easy Hobo Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

These easy hobo tin-foil dinner packs will be what your kids remember eating while camping for years to come! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: camping meal, easy dinner, hobo dinner, tin foil dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 565kcal


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Grill


  • 1 pound steak or ground beef
  • 4 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Use a large square piece of aluminum foil for each tin foil dinner. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Separate ground beef into 4 equal patties, or steak into 4 servings, and place in the center of each piece of foil.
  • Divide potatoes, carrots, and onion evenly between all 4 dinners and place on top of meat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce on top of each dinner and fold foil up tightly around the entire meal.  
  • Cook on a grill on medium-high heat or an open fire for 25-30 minutes, or until vegetables and meat are cooked through.  
  • Open foil carefully and top with BBQ sauce and shredded cheese.


  • Use heavy duty tin foil for best results


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 1626mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10935IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 5mg