Hobo Pocket

by Andrea on July 5, 2012

We just returned from camping, and I’m happy to say that I took our cooking up a notch. Previous camping dinners haven’t involved much cooking, usually just assembling raw or prepared ingredients.  As I mentioned, given my recent exposure to first rate campers, I knew I wanted to go beyond our typical sandwiches and chips.

Enter Pinterest recipe research.

The result? Hobo pocket! (Photos are not mine)

An entire meal placed in a tin foil pocket, thrown over your campfire, and served in less than 20 minutes.  I didn’t grow up camping, so all of my camping know how has been acquired through friends since I’ve been an adult.  I had never heard of hobo pockets, but that isn’t saying much.  Brian, on the other hand, grew up camping and had never heard of them.  Plus he was incredibly impressed with the results!  As was I; our little pockets were delicious.

Our impromptu recipe thanks to me wandering around the grocery store (makes 2 hobo pockets):
– 4 chicken roasted red pepper sausages
– 1 sweet potato, sliced
– 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
– 2 cups baby carrots, carrots cut in half
– 1/2 cup diced onion
– 1 zuchini
– salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes

Place all of your ingredients into the center of a large square of aluminum foil.  Fold up the foil pocket.  Repeat with a second piece of aluminum foil.  Then place them over your campfire for 15 minutes.  Flip over and cook for 7-10 more minutes.  Serve. Enjoy. And just toss away the foil for clean up. No dirty dishes!

The internet informs me that they are are also called hobo dinners, hobo bundles, hobo meals, and hobo packs. Regardless, our hobo pockets were easy, delicious, and fun to make over the campfire!

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