During my camping trip back in March, I came up with an easy hobo dinner recipe that incorporated everyone's favorite flavors. A hobo dinner is a wonderful meal to make while camping. They are generally mess-free, take little effort to put together, and are made individually so it requires very little dishes that need to be washed afterwards! That's an added benefit if you are going on a bare-bones camping trip.
Making this easy hobo dinner recipe was so much fun. I wasn't going by a pre-existing recipe- I made it up as I went along. I had heard about hobo dinners when looking for a camping recipe earlier in the week. Leading up to dinner, we had spent the day trekking all over the place. After we made scrambled eggs and toast on the camping stove we had, we left to go to the beach where we visited the Fort Macon National Park and walked their nature trails. When we got back to the site we were camping at, we hiked the nature trails around the camp and walked along the beach on the Neuse River. By the time the sun started to set, we were starving. I started prepping each hobo dinner right before the sun started to set and I had the packets on the coals right as it got dark.
It didn't take very long to cook or prep each hobo dinner. I took several of each kind of vegetable we used, but found that we barely needed a whole one for all four packets. Some of my friends even opened theirs up with 10 minutes to go and poured some barbecue sauce on top. I left mine how it was and it tasted fantastic, especially since I didn't go by a recipe. It was a nice, hearty meal that was great to eat after such an active day full of camping activities. If you are going camping this spring or summer, you need to make your own easy hobo dinner to share with friends and here's a recipe to show you how:
Prep Time: Approx. 20 Minutes
Cook Time: Approx. 30 Minutes
Seriously, it's that easy! Everyone loved this recipe I put together. It was the perfect camping meal. It has such a rich, savory flavor from where all the meat and vegetables cooked together. It was even fun to make! Cooking it over the fire was the ultimate camping experience. Something about the roaring fire was very relaxing amid the hectic, cold night we experienced. You need to start a new campfire if you are planning cooking over it. If you need help figuring out how to make a blazing campfire, read some helpful tips here. And if you need more tips and tricks for you own camping adventures, check out the ones listed here. Have fun on your camping adventures and enjoy your own easy hobo dinner!
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