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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


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the ground beef with the Italian dressing mix, garlic and salt. Form into four patties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place the packets on a baking sheet. Bake until the potatoes and carrots are tender and the ground beef is 160 degrees F.
  • 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.