Thursday, May 24, 2018

Simple and Easy Hobo Packets for the Family

*This post has been sponsored by BBQ Week contributors, includin
Michigan Asparagus and Adams Extract and Spice.  
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No matter if you are camping with a fire pit or at home with a grill, these simple and easy Hobo Foil Meal Packs are perfect for the entire family.

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When I started dating my now husband, one thing I always remembered was that his family would make foil packs regularly whenever we would fire up the grill.  So over the last fourteen years I have developed my go-to hobo foil meal packet that I love to make with my family for on the grill, or especially whenever we go camping.

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Every hobo pack needs a good base, and for me, I've discovered that bacon is the perfect first layer.  The bacon adds flavor and cooking fat to the rest of pack, and I mean, it's bacon.  You can never go wrong with bacon!

Next is an even layer of potato slices.  Don't stack your potatoes and instead lay them out in a single layer so they all can cook and develop a crispy crust on the outside.  

The next addition to the hobo pack are your vegetables.  My family and I have made this recipe with several different vegetables (carrots, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, etc.) and we always love to make them with whatever is in season.  Right now our whole family is loving that it is asparagus season, so we added some Michigan Asparagus to these packs.  One nice thing about Michigan Asparagus is that they hand-snap all of their asparagus so you don't have to worry about doing that at home to get rid of the woody ends, and can simply wash, cook and enjoy.

Then you add your meat.  Burgers with lots of spices always seem to work best for us.  I loved using Adams Extract and Spice's Burgers Fries and More Seasoning in these burgers.  This is a delicious, balanced, all-purpose seasoning that was perfect for not only my pork burger, but everything in the foil meal pack.  

Finally, top your burger with some sliced onions and another dash of seasoning over the entire pack.  Fold up the ends and seal your packs and you're ready to start cooking.  These hobo packs are not only delicious, as everything cooks together, picking up all of the flavors from each ingredient, but they are also simple and easy to make.  Your entire family can help build the packs.  Plus I love that clean up is a cinch.

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Family Style Hobo Packs

2# Ground Pork
3 Tbsp Adams Extract and Spice Burgers Fries and More Seasoning
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
1 Egg
12 strips of Bacon
6 medium Potatoes, sliced
24+ Michigan Asparagus spears
2 Onions, sliced
Dash Adams Extract and Spice Burgers Fries and More Seasoning

Mix the ground pork, seasoning, bread crumbs and egg well and form into six burger patties.  Using a large sheet of aluminum foil start assembling your hobo packs.  First lay two strips of bacon in an X.  Then make a single layer or sliced potatoes on top of the bacon.  Next, add a couple asparagus spears, cut in half along each side of the potatoes.  Then place your burger patty on top of the potatoes, topped with some sliced onion and a dash of seasoning over the entire foil pack.  Then fold up the aluminum foil to create a sealed pack and repeat five more times.  Place the packets on your grill.  Cook until the potatoes are tender, around 20-30 minutes depending on the heat of your grill or fire.

My whole family loves making these Hobo packs and I hope you and your family will try them now too.  What are your favorite foods to make while camping?  Let me know and Comment for a Cause!

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  1. We love foil packs. How have I never thought to put bacon in them???? Silly me! Lots of grilling time this weekend so that may be on the menu. Thanks for a great recipe and some fun for BBQ Week.

    1. Oh and we grill out at least weekly and in the summer three times or more!

  2. Yummmmmm! I never think to do foil packs, but these look delicious. I need to remember this!

  3. we love hobo dinners and made them a ton when we camped! And, I love asparagus, so...perfect! we still grill a ton, so I'll have to give it a try!

  4. Val, sounds wonderful--so perfect for camping! And thank you for hosting the Recipe Roundup!

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