Cracker Barrel calls them campfire dinners–my family says hobo dinners.
The difference is the cost–$8.99 each at Cracker Barrel.
Around $8 to feed a family of six made at home.
My family loves these meals made individually in aluminum foil packs. Perfect for camp food on the grill, they are just as good cooked in the oven at home. The beauty of this dinner is it is cheap, easy to assemble, and can be individualized. If you are looking for a fun twist on dinner tonight, create your own hobo/campfire dinners!
4lbs ground chuck
1 large onion (1/2 finely chopped, 1/2 thinly sliced rings)
10) whole wheat crackers crushed
A-1 Steak Sauce (BBQ sauce is good too)
Salt and Pepper
Mix all ingredients except onion rings in a large bowl. Form into patties and place on a square of aluminum foil (large enough to hold all you want to cook with room to fold up). This is basically meatloaf so your favorite recipe will be great.
Top meat with sliced onion rings. Place quartered new potatoes and corn-on-the-cob around the meat. Fold up to seal foil. Place all your packets on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour or until meat is cooked through and potatoes are soft.
Other wonderful versions include chicken, fish, and a variety of veggies–the sky’s the limit with this easy dish. By the way, it’s not limited to dinner only. Dessert in a foil packet is a fun treat too!