Hobo Dinners

Hobo Dinners


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When I first met my now husband, he made me this dinner. I couldn't believe the name and didn't know what to expect! But, as easy as it is, and after 17 years, it is still one of my favorites Enjoy!

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Berlin, NH

Time needed

10 min preparation + 1 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

1-10 serving


  • 1 lg. hamburger for each person (I use 80/20 so there's more juice)
  • depending on how many people 1 med. onion, sliced thin
  • depending on the amount of people, 1or more thinly sliced potatoes
  • pepper, to taste
  • butter

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With heavy duty foil (or two pieces together of regular foil), place burger in center. Special hint: I use my knuckle and put it in the center of the burger; don't go all the way through. This prevents the burger from bulking up and helps to keep it flat!  Arrange potatoes and onion all around the burger. Add pepper to taste. Add a very large pat of butter on top. (I know, it's a lot of butter but you'll thank me later!) Fold from top to bottom creating a tent-like shape. Seal very well. Fold over each sides, also sealing very well so juices don't run out. Place on cookie sheet. Cook at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Take off of cookie sheet and place on plate. Serve and let the person open it to see their surprise! (Be careful when opening- it's hot)! Great on a cold day or whenever the urge gets you!  Enjoy!

Reviews (1)

  • this recipe i have made for years and if you also add carrotss and whole corn it makes it even better .

    Flag as inappropriate danalyoung  |  January 6, 2011

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