Hobo stew…in my mind it’s the perfect meal for camping out…

  • Everyone can personalize their meal before the trip.
  • It’s a whole meal in one ball of aluminum foil, so their’s less to carry in.
  • You don’t need a bunch of equipment or fancy dishes to make it.
  • It’s yummy! :)
  • And it’s very cheap!

First gather any and all veggies that you think will taste good in hobo stew (we had onion, garlic, cabbage, carrots, celery and potatoes).

Chop the veggies up, the smaller the pieces the quicker they’ll cook.

Grab some hamburger meat and mix it up with Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, salt, pepper, garlic powder, or whatever sounds good.

Let everyone creat their own ball of food by putting a ball of hamburger meat and various veggies on some aluminum foil, then add extra seasonings, hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce. Wrap the food up in individual balls (I did 2 layers of aluminum foil). You can put the person’s initials on their’s with a sharpie, but once it’s in the fire, you might not be able to tell what letter it is, so when you put them in make sure to take note of who’s is whos.

Cook them in the coals of your camp fire. How long it takes will just depend on how big they are and how hot your coals are.

Once finished you can just open the aluminum foil and eat right out of it like a bowl! :P

Hamburger meat
Various veggies
Worcestershire sauce
Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, etc…)


This post is linked at A Blossoming Life, The Peaceful Mom, Frugally Sustainable, and Tammy’s Recipes.



3 Responses to “Hobo Stew – The Best Camping Meal Ever!”

  1. how easy! and for dessert it`s super yummy to wrap in some banana and chocolate chips in alu.foil! Easy and cheap!

  2. Warning: cooking in aluminum foil is dangerous! I swear, I had NO IDEA until a few weeks ago, but there’s real truth to it. Check it out. Search it for yourself.

  3. Oh man, you just took me back to when I was a kid and I’d help my mom make these! :) Such great memories! We used carrots, cut up potatoes and Lawry’s seasoning. Just a note- make sure to get the fattier hamburger meat, without the fat the vegetables don’t cook through and the meat just burns to a crisp… Learned that the hard way!

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