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individual cooked hobo dinner foil packet

Hobo Dinner Foil Packets

Hobo Dinner Foil Packets combine ground beef, potatoes, fresh veggies, butter, garlic and Italian dressing for a quick and fun meal the whole family will enjoy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix or similar brand
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter 4 slices
  • 6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes cubed
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 1/2 cup Newman's Own Italian Dressing or similar brand
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • chopped fresh Parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef with the Italian dressing mix, garlic and salt. Form into four patties.

  3. Make four large rectangles of foil. On each sheet of foil divide the potatoes, carrots and green beans - making an even pile of each. Top each pile of veggies with 2 tablespoons of bottled Italian dressing.

  4. Place a seasoned hamburger patty on top of each pile of veggies. Top each patty with a slice of butter. Fold up the foil to seal the packets.

  5. Place the packets on a baking sheet. Bake until the potatoes and carrots are tender and the ground beef is 160 degrees F.

  6. Unwrap the packets. Top each ground beef patty with a slice of Provolone cheese. Return the packets to the oven for a minute or so to melt the cheese. Top each packet with fresh parsley. Serve.