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delicious cheeseburger, potatoes and carrots dinner with pickle
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Cheeseburger Hobo Dinner Packets

Cheeseburger Hobo Dinner Packets are a delicious twist on the traditional hobo dinner. A foil packet full of potatoes, carrots, onions, and a seasoned homemade cheeseburger makes for an easy meal
Keyword: cheeseburger hobo dinner packets, cheeseburgers, foil pack meals, hobo dinner
Servings: 8 foil packets


  • 2 pounds ground beef, 80% lean
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 pounds red baby potatoes, cut in half or diced
  • 2 pounds baby carrots, cut in half
  • 8 slices cheese
  • 8 sheets heavy duty aluminum foil


Assembling the packets

  • Prep your vegetables. I used baby carrots that I cut in half, small red potatoes cut in half or quarters, and chopped a medium onion. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, garlic powders, salt and pepper, and mix together. Make 8 patties, set aside.
  • Tear off 8 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil (about 12" x 18"). I like to stack the sheets and do one packet at a time. Spray the first sheet of foil with non-stick spray. Place about 1/8 of the potatoes, carrots, and onions in the center of the foil packet. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.
  • Top with a hamburger patty.
  • Seal up the packets and place on a tray. REPEAT these steps for the remaining 7 packets.

How to cook the foil packets

  • Keep in mind that your cooking time may vary depending on how much or little you have in your packets.
  • Oven: Foil packets are easy to cook in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the hobo dinner foil packets on a rimmed baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and the ground beef reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. I like to to turn the packs halfway through.
    Over the Fire/Camping: Cook the packets right over the coals. Avoid flames for they will burn through the packet. This will take 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the packet.
    On the Grill: Grill for 35-45 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender and the ground beef reaches 160 degrees. I flipped mine over during the last 20 minutes of cooking.
    **With any of the methods, during the last 5 minutes of cooking time, open packets and add the cheese to the burgers. Allow cheese to melt with the foil open, and then serve.