Hobo Sacks

Posted on January 27, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Recipes

I’ve got another recipe for you today. Two in a row!

I’ve been cooking more lately, for whatever reason. Partly just so I can keep the oven on so it’s a bit warmer in here!

I like stuff that’s easy to fix, and this one is. They’re called Hobo Sacks, and here’s what you need to make 4 servings:

1 pound hamburger

1 onion, sliced

4 medium potatoes, peeled

6 carrots, peeled

1 can cut green beans, drained

3 cups tomato juice (or one 6-oz. can tomato paste, mixed with water to equal 3 cups)

Here’s how to put it all together:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Tear off 4 large pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Season the hamburger with your favorite spices (I just use Seasoned Salt) and shape it into 4 equal patties, and put one patty in the middle of each piece of foil.

Place an onion slice or two on top of each hamburger patty.

Pull the foil up around the patties in the shape of a bowl, so things don’t fall out while you’re adding them.

Cut the potatoes into large chunks and add to each “bowl”.

Cut the carrots in chunks and add them.

Divide the can of green beans evenly among the pouches.

Season with more salt and pepper, and anything else you think you’d like, and pour the tomato juice (about 3/4 cup for each) in on them.

Pull the edges of the foil pouches all up in the middle and pinch closed, sealing them tightly. This is where they get their name — they look like a hobo’s sack!

Bake them for about an hour and a half, until the potatoes are done.

Then open up your Hobo Sack and dig in! It’s a little self-contained meal! And it doesn’t dirty up very many dishes, either — another reason to like this recipe.

I’m sure you could substitute in other ingredients as well. You could probably use chicken breasts and vary the vegetables. You could also use more ingredients and make more sacks, if you have a larger family. And while they’re baking, you can squeeze in some quilting!

One response to “Hobo Sacks”

  1. Cindy says:

    I will have to try this on one of those days that I get stuck cooking! Sounds like my kind of meal.

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