Monday, January 12, 2009

Hobo Dinner, from Holli

1 pound ground meat- divided into 1 /4 pound portions
1 pound package of baby carrots- divided into 4 portions
4 medium baking potatoes, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced and divided into 4 portions
salt and pepper to taste
4 large sheets of aluminum foil

Divide meat into 4 equal portions, and form into patties. Place in center
of aluminum foil sheet, add divided portions of carrots, potatoes, and onion.
Season as desired. Fold foil, around contents and place on large cookie tray.
Bake at 375 degrees for or hour or until meat is thoroughly cooked and
vegetables are tender. This dish can also be prepared over a camp fire or on
a grill.

Dh said you could probably do a half potato each, though ds and I ate more potatoes and less meat...but he's probably right. The portions are too much food for one person, but it's so good, you just keep eating! The veggies turn out a lot like the way the do with a roast, and the hamburger turned out juicy and tender--just right. I used a decent amount of s & p--sort of a thin, even coating on top of the meat, and then another generous amount on the veggies. It was super quick--took maybe 10 minutes, probably less to assemble, then walk away for an hour, and there's dinner! And soooo homey/comfort food delicious. I was a little worried about no fat or water in there; I thought the veggies would dry up, but apparently the little packets of aluminum foil keep the steam from them and the meat in there, and they sort of steam/roast.

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