Ever since I was a kid, my mom (what a woman) has been making what we have called over the years: hamburger packets. These are also known as hobo packets, for those of you who were wondering. These have always come in clutch for our family when we want something yummy, but don’t necessarily want to do a lot of work to get the food. Bonus: they are incredibly filling, which is something my bottomless pit of a stomach is always searching for.
While we’re not exactly the camping kind, aka I’ve never been camping besides setting up a tent in my backyard, these make a camping meal. After you chop up all the ingredients, you simply throw them on the grill and let the heat do it’s thing.
You can also make these in the oven!
Hamburger Packets (With Potatoes, Obviously)
- 4 beef patties (this recipe serves 4 people)
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- You could also add zucchini, onion, squash, etc. Whatever you think would taste good, go for it!
What you’ll need to do:
- Lay out 4 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. Rub butter on the foil first. This will serve as a base for the other ingredients, plus it will give them flavor.
- Peel and slice the potatoes first, and lay each potato out on the foil.
- Peel and slice the carrots next, evenly distributing them as well.
- Lay the hamburger patty on top.
- Gather the foil at the top, then roll up each of the sides.
- Place on the grill and let cook, keeping an eye on them. Once the potatoes are easily forked and the patty looks good, they are done and you can serve them. We usually have a problem with one of the packets not cooking as thoroughly as the others, so be sure to keep an eye on all of them.
- If you’d rather bake in an oven, place them on a cookie sheet and bake them for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
The cool part about these is that everyone can have their own serving of food. If one person wants less food, they can simply put less in their packet to start. The potatoes and carrots easily come out of the foil as well, requiring not a lot of clean up!