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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hobo Dinners

My wife thinks my putting ketchup on this stuff is
a desecration. She may be right.

Hi, folks. I'm back. I've been off the grid for a bit. Sorry about that. But in the meantime we've cooked up some really good meals and taken pictures. This time I'd already put ketchup on mine and Sheila had hers half eaten before I remembered to take a picture of it.

This is one of our very favorite recipes and it's probably the easiest one of the bunch.  Sheila calls this a "hobo" dinner because theoretically you could make this with a campfire and a big piece of foil and a few odd root vegetables.  Here's how it works:


  1. Potatoes, peeled and quartered
  2. Onions, peeled and quartered
  3. Carrots, peeled and cut in chunks (peeled baby carrots are perfect)
  4. Can of Loma Linda Swiss Stakes or Worthington Vegetable Steaks or Loma Linda Redi-Burger
  5. Salt & your favorite seasoning  (Make one for everyone and a really big one for yourself)
  6. Foil

  1. Preheat oven to 375° 
  2. Spread out large sheet of foil - 12x12 inches will do it.
  3. On foil place carrots, onions, potatoes and half pieces of vege-meat
  4. Salt and season. For added flavor you can sprinkle a little olive oil over all
  5. Wrap ingredients with foil to make a little bundle.
  6. Place foil wrapped veggies and vege-steaks in oven and bake till fork passes through potatoes easily.
  7. Gently open foil wrapping and place hobo dinner on plate
  8. The taste is incredible. The flavors blend so beautifully you don't need anything else except a tall cold glass of iced sweet tea (caffeine free of course).
This is a great recipe for a youth campout and really healthy to boot. Bring a sack of potatos, a sack of onions and a sack of carrots and cans of Vege-steaks. Have the kids peel their own veggies. Several rolls of foil and you're in business. These will cook in the coals of your campfire and come out amazingly tasty.

You can even do this with Redi-Burger since it can be taken out of the can in chunks and cooked that way and it will hold together. The original recipe uses balls of hamburger.  It's good stuff. If you wait around, you'll be sorry you did.

© 5/23/2015 by Tom King 

1 comment:

  1. We knew it as "Tin-foil stew". Only we used Fry-chick and added a bit of chicken seasoning. I agree about the melded flavored. Especially the campfire smoke. Great stuff!