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Hobo Foil Packets

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Hobo foil packets are a great meal to make when camping! You can make them at home in the oven or over the fire as well! Perfect for grilling too.

I’ve shared some other foil packet meals in the past and they are always a huge hit. Things like Sausage Pierogie Campfire Foil Packets and 3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes are great to try as well if you want some more tasty meals to make over the campfire, on the grill, or in the oven!

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Pin showing the finished hobo foil packets ready to enjoy

One of the best thing about foil packs is that you have very little cleanup. Your packet becomes your plate so you don’t even have to worry about paper plates or dinner dishes.

These foil packs have a burger, some veggies, and potatoes all in one. They’re seasoned to perfection and cooked easily in the oven, on the grill, or over the campfire. It’s an easy way to prep meals for camping as well.

Finished packet of food ready to eat.

Are these hobo foil packets a gluten free meal?

Make sure that you are making your own french onion soup mix or use one that is definitely gluten free (sometimes those additives are tricky) and then yes, you should be all set in terms of this being a gluten free meal as written.

You can also mix up the veggies based on what you like or what to include. I like using root veggies together because they have similar cooking times.

If you use different vegetables you should try and make sure that they’re cooking times are going to be similar so that you don’t end up with some mushy and others still crunchy!

A look at three or four of the finished hobo foil packets

What you’ll need to make these burger hobo foil packets:

This recipe uses large sheets of aluminum foil, salt/pepper to taste, olive oil, sliced onions, sliced carrots, sliced baby potatoes, french onion soup mix, and ground beef! 

It’s a pretty standard kind of recipe that uses relatively inexpensive ingredients so it’s a pretty cheap meal to make for a group too. This is a great recipe to mix things up a bit too. Feel free to season your packets with what you like. If you want to swap out the French onion soup mix for something else you definitely can.

ingredients for hobo foil packets ready to cook

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:

Making tasty treats is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping recipes like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from baking pans, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and these mixing bowls!!

How to make your own French onion hobo foil packs:

This recipe is really easy. check out this step by step guide to learn more about how to make these hobo foil packets for the oven. You can cook these over the fire or on the grill as well. Just keep an eye on them and turn / rotate when necessary. You can also make sure to temp the meat to be sure it is at least 160 F.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Form the beef into four evenly sized patties, and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

patty on foil

Place one patty in the center of each large sheet of tin foil. 

Add an equal amount of potato, carrot and onion to each foil packet. 

veggies added to the burger patty on foil

Drizzle the olive oil over the foil packet contents. 

olive oil adding to the packet

Sprinkle the French onion soup mix over the packets. 

adding French onion soup mix

Fold the long sides of the tin foil sheets up and over the contents, and roll closed to secure. 

foil packs wrapped and ready to cook

Roll up the remaining sides of each piece of tin foil to form a secure packet. 

on a sheet ready to bake

Bake for 30 minutes. 

packs opened to cool a bit before serving

Carefully open the foil packets and serve. 

finished hobo foil packets ready to serve

Looking for more great camping recipes?

If you want to make some other recipes that are similar and are equally great for camping you should try out some of these other recipes below. We’ve got something for everyone and you’ll surely find something that can please the group if you have some picky eaters.

close up of the finished hobo foil pakcets

Printable Hobo Foil Packets Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings

Hobo Foil Packets

featured image showing the finished hobo foil packets

Hobo foil packets are a great meal to make when camping! You can make them at home in the oven or over the fire as well! Perfect for grilling too.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. Ground beef
  • 1 Packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 lb. Baby gold potatoes cut into pieces
  • 2 Carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Large sheets of aluminum foil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Form the beef into four evenly sized patties, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place one patty in the center of each large sheet of tin foil.
  4. Add an equal amount of potato, carrot and onion to each foil packet.
  5. Drizzle the olive oil over the foil packet contents.
  6. Sprinkle the French onion soup mix over the packets.
  7. Fold the long sides of the tin foil sheets up and over the contents, and roll closed to secure.
  8. Roll up the remaining sides of each piece of tin foil to form a secure packet.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Carefully open the foil packets and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 766Total Fat 42gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 163mgSodium 458mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 55g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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