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Hobo Dinner Hamburger Foil Packets

The beauty of foil camping meals is everyone can make their own with their special twists to their packet. Which is perfect for my family because we have some who love it HOT HOT HOT and some who DO NOT! This camping Hobo Hamburger foil recipe idea is perfect to start your weekend.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword camping, dairy-free, lactose-free, no shellfish, no tree nut, no tree nuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 622kcal


For the burgers

  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef I prefer 80/20
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For the veggies:

  • 1 lb. baby potatoes cubed
  • 1 lb. mushrooms quartered
  • 1 yellow or red onion thickly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper

To serve:

  • KRAFT Heinz Simply Ketchup
  • Miracle Whip
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice


  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees. *See notes for campfire and oven directions.* Cut four strips of heavy duty aluminum foil about 2 ft long.
  • Add the beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce to a bowl. Use your fingers to gently work the seasonings into the beef. Form into four patties.
  • Combine the potatoes, mushrooms, and onions with the olive oil and garlic powder, paprika, oregano, and parsley. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • If you’re making these on the campfire, lay a cabbage leaf on the bottom of each strip of foil before adding the veggies. Otherwise, layer the packets with veggies first and the burger patty on top.
  • Bring the two short sides together and fold them down to seal. Fold/roll up the remaining two sides.
  • Place directly on the grill grates, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the burger registers 165 degrees.
  • Carefully (really carefully–the steam can be very hot!), unwrap the packets. If desired, place a slice of cheese on top of each burger. Loosely roll back up and allow the cheese to melt for a few minutes. Top the burgers with Miracle Whip or Heinz Simply Ketchup plus your favorite toppings and serve.


Hobo Dinner on a Campfire:
If you’re planning to cook these over the fire, I recommend placing a cabbage leaf on the bottom of the packet. The cabbage isn’t for eating, but it helps prevent the outer edges from burning before the center is done.
This recipe works best on a campfire that doesn’t have a lot of active flames and is mostly coals. Lay the foil packet directly on the coals and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Hobo Dinner in the Oven:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the foil packets in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until beef registers 165 degrees. 


Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 881mg | Sugar: 6g

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