Camp Cooking- Tin Foil Dinners

Every year growing up I would go camping up past Park City with my Dad and some of our neighbors. It was just a quick over night trip that lended itself to a more laid back camping experience. ┬áThere wasn’t any backpacking into the site it was all very easy and was a perfect way to introduce me to the great outdoors.

One of the things I looked forward to most every year was that first day dinner of something called Hobo dinners or tin foil dinners. They’re awesome, and super easy with minimal ingredients and cooking prowess. Here’s how it’s done.


  • Hamburger Meat
  • Vegetables of Choice- usually carrots and potatoes
  • Salt or any seasoning you want
  • Tin Foil

The great thing about these is that you can put in any amount of vegetables and meat you want, there’s so much freedom! You can also season it however you want, the steps are super simple-

1. Lay a piece of tin foil flat

2. Form the size of the hamburger patty you want and lay it on the foil

3. Season your meat

4. Add sliced vegetables of choice- potatoes, carrots, onions, etc.

5. Wrap the tin foil around your ingredients

6. Place in camp fire after the fire has died down and there are some good coals

7. Wait and and then eat!

My family sometimes puts ketchup on the condiments after it’s done cooking. So I am actually really hungry after writing this post. If you have any questions let me know!

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