Hobo Dinner in Foil Packets

Friday, August 18, 2017
Hobo Dinner in Foil Packets are so easy and a great way to repurpose those leftovers.


Whenever we have cookouts I have so many hotdogs, steaks, hamburgers, and boneless chicken just to name a few leftovers.


Here are so many new meals to recreate and tailored to your family and you can add whatever you love.


These are so simple to make and the kids absolutely love opening up their surprise packages.


I just love to see their little faces with their little bundles and it is great to see kids love dinner time with enthusiasm.


Adults, there are so many ways to make these, adding just a few surprises in your packets like twice baked potatoes, leftovers vegetable stir fry.


Shrimp, hamburgers, hotdogs, cube or boneless steaks, Italian sausage, boneless pork chops,  smoked kielbasa sausages, the meat list is endless.


In this post, you will find so many camping indoor ideas or outdoor suggestions and methods of cooking these fun foil hobo packets.


Another great reason to love making these is they virtually have no cleanup and you can use the foil packet as the serving dish!


Scroll down the recipe card and start creating a fun way to have a picnic indoors or outdoors with these delicious suggestions.




how to make foil packets filled with kielbasa or any kind of meat with vegetables wrapped in foil grilled or baked for a fun package and surprise all in one dinner foil packets for dinner







this is a hobo meal which has a fried pork chop, fanned baked potato, broccoli and carrots.



Surprise Packages!



I love creating meals and these can be a surprise every time you make them.


The kids come up with tons of ideas for me of what they like and perfect for camping trips since they're reheatable


These are especially great to prepare ahead of time for an all-in-one package to a cookout they make it so much easier.



a foil packet full of Italian sausage, kielbasa, potatoes, baby corn cobs, Italian beans and chicken



Hobo Suggestions(if these are for cookouts and camping use leftovers and cooked meat and reheat)

  1. vegetable medley
  2. leftovers of any meats
  3. corn on the cob
  4. peppers hot or sweet Italian sausage
  5. cooked wedge or fanned potatoes
  6. artichoke hearts
  7. cabbage wedges
  8. sweet potato thin slices
  9. hotdogs, bratwurst, or summer sausage

Note: if you're baking these in the oven,  or you can even wrap these in foil and add to a  slow cooker, the foods do not need to be precooked.

For reheating, cookouts and picnics, I recommend cooked meats and precook some of the vegetables before making foil packages then grill just to reheat


Making camping foil packets filled with kielbasa or any kind of meat with vegetables wrapped in foil grilled or baked for a fun package and surprise all in one dinner foil packets for dinner



Tips




  • Pre-cook root vegetables first and large cabbage wedges if using
  • Always oil spray the foil first
  • You can use parchment paper bags for the oven style method
  • Use a few tablespoons of olive oil on dryer meats for the fat content (most meats are fatty and you won't need it)
  • If grilling double foil the packets to prevent leaking and also prevents the meat from burning.
  • Try to use fresh herbs for seasoning when available.



this is leftover fried pork chops that have been breaded and fried with broccoli and fanned potatoes



Repurpose Leftovers For Hobo Ideas


  • Leftover burgers
  • Leftover fried pork chops or breaded meats
  • Leftover ham steaks
  • Leftover hotdogs
  • Leftover steak
  • Leftover chicken
  • Leftover sausage links



A recipe and instructions on how to make foil hobo  packets filled with kielbasa for camping outdoors or grilling parties, with  fanned potatoes, carrots,  or any kind of meat with vegetables wrapped in foil grilled or baked for a fun package and surprise all in one dinner foil packets for dinner. This hobo meal is made with pork chops, cinnamon sugared apples and fanned baked potatoes with butter



Cooking Methods

  1. Gas Grilling
  2. Oven-Baked
  3. Use in the Toaster Oven
  4. Place the packets in a slow cooker on low for a 4 to 6  hours



A recipe and instructions on how to make foil hobo  packets filled with kielbasa for camping outdoors or grilling parties, with  fanned potatoes, carrots,  or any kind of meat with vegetables wrapped in foil grilled or baked for a fun package and surprise all in one dinner foil packets for dinner. This hobo meal is made with pork chops, cinnamon sugared apples and fanned baked potatoes with butter



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this is a fun packet of baked camping food in foil. There is kielbasa, chicken, and Italian sausage along with carrots, potatoes, cabbage and green beans all packed up and ready to be baked, grilled or on a camp fire



Here are a few favorites combinations


All of these can be grilled, baked, or in a slow cooker!

  1. Pineapple teriyaki sauce with Shrimp foil packets add veggies, shrimp Asian style sauces and pour over fluffy white rice.
  2. Pork Chop with apple packets: boneless pork chops, fresh tarragon, fresh basil, sweet potatoes pre-cooked in the microwave, and sliced apples.
  3. Parmesan Chicken add zucchini slices, sliced plum tomatoes with bread crumbs, chicken breasts then grill. 5 minutes before cooked, open the packet sprinkle with Parmesan grated cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches or Any kind of Cooked meat sandwiches. Make the sandwiches with leftovers, wrap them in foil and keep in the refrigerator until needed. Take on a camping trip and reheat any style of cooking method you have.
  5. My personal favorite, Italian sausage, Italian bread crumbs, sliced peppers, slices of tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil, pre-cooked wedges of russet potatoes, and pre-boiled sweet cabbage seasoned with butter, granulated garlic powder, and all packed into a nice foil packet. Baked, grilled, or slow cooker methods.
  6. Fried breaded pork or steak even venison reheated in foil packets with leftover potatoes and vegetables.






Hobo Dinner in Foil Packets

Yield: 4
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
This is a creative fun little packet or sides dishes and meats all in one packet. You build and choose the kinds your family loves. You can choose your own combinations. I come up with whatever my leftovers are and pair them up with things I have on hand.
Also, kids find these lots of fun to get a surprise package or even help make them!

ingredients:

  • Meat suggestions:
  • steak
  • kielbasa
  • hotdogs
  • hamburgers
  • pork chops
  • venison
  • ham steaks
  • roasted chicken
  • Vegetables to roast
  • corn on the cob
  • potatoes pre-microwaved 5 minutes
  • broccoli
  • cabbage wedges
  • cauliflower
  • tomatoes grape-sized
  • carrots
  • brussels sprouts
  • eggplant
  • zucchini slices or sticks
  • any other kinds of squash
  • sweet potatoes pre-microwaved 5 minutes
  • oil spray and olive oil 
  • herbs, spices, sauces of choice

instructions:

How to cook Hobo Dinner in Foil Packets

  1. Oil spray a large piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Here is how I layer the foods:
  3. Place the cabbage wedge on first.
  4. A few carrots on the cabbage.
  5. Add the leftover meat of choice, then place the potato on the foil.
  6. Melt some butter. Pour evenly over the tops of everything.
  7. Sprinkle with granulated garlic, Italian herb seasoning, and salt, pepper to taste. If you have fresh herbs, basil, parsley, or rosemary you can add that as well.
  8. Fold foil up tightly make sure it's oil sprayed. There are several ways to cook these:
  9. Throw whole foil-filled packages in a slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours on low, you can stack them using all raw meats and vegetables.
  10. Place meats on sprayed foil raw with raw vegetables, seal tight. Place on the grill on medium heat for approximately  25 minutes with pre-cooked potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes if using. Check them with a fork to see if they are done first.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees using raw meats and vegetables, (seasonings and sauces if using) on sprayed foil until the cabbage (or whatever vegetables you're using) is fork-tender and juices run clear on the meats, around 25 minutes.
  12. Tip: when adding the vegetables if they weren't leftover, microwave them for just a few minutes to speed up the process unless using a slow cooker, skip this step.
  13. Condiments: You can add a few tablespoons of hot sauce on chicken, soy sauce or hoisin sauce for Asian style or any kinds of salad dressings for flavorings.
  14. Other suggestions to add in combination:  
  15. Leftover ham, steak, chicken, pork chops, cob corn cut in quarters, green beans, onions cut in half, broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper slices, zucchini, eggplant slices, whole plum , whole mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, any kind of squash or any kind of greens, tomatoes, pineapple or any other fruit.
  16. Note: if using leftover cooked meats and vegetables reduced the time of cooking to just reheat the packets, and do not use the slow cooker method.
Calories
325
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
15
Carbs (grams)
22
Fiber (grams)
19
Net carbs
12
Sugar (grams)
20
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A recipe and instructions on how to make foil hobo  packets filled with kielbasa for camping outdoors or grilling parties, with  fanned potatoes, carrots,  or any kind of meat with vegetables wrapped in foil grilled or baked for a fun package and surprise all in one dinner foil packets for dinner. This hobo meal is made with pork chops, cinnamon sugared apples and fanned baked potatoes with butter








16 comments

  1. YUM! The sausage must give great flavor to whatever else is in the packet. Fun dinner idea!

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  2. great and tasty dinner!! made easy too - thanks for sharing your recipe

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  3. So simple, but I can see the sausage giving lots of flavor to everything else.

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  4. Dang! This looks good! Love everything in it and perfect for camping!! xo

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  5. Love easy clean up foil packed dinners, Claudia! This might show on out table next week! Thank you for sharing!!

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  6. Super fun to make but this even sounds fun to eat. Hobo dinner is genius. I love something that gets the kids in the kitchen.

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  7. Hobo dinners are SO fun! We make them when we go camping, it would be so fun to do a hobo dinner picnic at home though!

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  8. kielbasa and cabbage are such a classic combo for a reason. This is great because you can make it in the oven, on a grill or even camping, love the versatility!

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  9. I love foul pack, hobo meals! Super easy to prepare and the easy cleanup is awesome! This is just delicious and perfect for any night. Right now with back to school, loving the idea of all of these yummy ingredients in a foil packet dinner.

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  10. There is nothing better than a great tasting meal with an easy clean-up! Sausage and cabbage are a great combination -- a recipe that is handy to have when we're too busy to cook a complicated meal.

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  11. This would definitely be fun for the kids to make their own parcels. The best part about this is the clean up. I hate cleaning up dishes so a foil is so welcome for a change

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  12. I love how flexible these are. I bet this would be a great way to use up some odds and ends of produce from the crisper drawer and I like everyone can make their own packet to their own taste. The best part is - no cleanup!

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  13. This is wholesome dinner in foil I like the idea,veggies, meat and starch everything that too flavored really well. Finally no cleanup. I like to try this kind of dinner as cleaning dishes is always pain.

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