Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

What does summer mean to you? For us, it means a lot of grilled and/or smoked foods, cooked outside to keep the kitchen cool during the hot months here in Georgia.  It means parties, for friends and family so we can all stay connected despite everyone having a dozen different activities going on during school break.

We have always been a family that enjoys good food. I use that to my advantage by trying to prepare the healthiest meals for my family.  On any given day, you’ll find fresh vegetables and fruits being woven into my meals.  I’m raising the next generation of adults and I want them to raise their own healthy family.

As important as foods are to us, so is what we grill on. In the summer we prefer charcoal and wood grills and in the winter fire pits are our choice for making smores and other campfire delights.  Because we are grill masters, we were fully prepared when the hurricane hit us last year, and even though we didn’t have electricity for a week, grilling everything from coffee to 3 square a day, kept us from freaking out like a lot of our friends were doing. With it being hurricane season, I’ve been stocking up on our favorite charcoal and looking into buying a larger grill to include the neighbors if disaster strikes again.

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Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Growing up, we spent a lot of time at campgrounds, traveling around, much like gypsies, and one of my favorite meals that we grilled out were called hobo hamburgers.  Some people know them as hamburger foil TV dinners. No matter what you call it, it’s an easy to prepare grilled choice for busy weekends.  As fast as you can flatten your hamburger patties and wash up whatever veggies you want to cook with them, you can have dinner prepared so you can spend the rest of the day, doing whatever it is you enjoy on the weekends.

If you’ve never made hobo hamburgers before, I will walk you thru the steps.

Get your grill started and while it’s getting ready, head back indoors to prepare your hobo hamburgers.

First off, you need heavy-duty foil that can withstand the heat of the grill.   You’ll need 1 piece for each person you are cooking for. I make mine as large as the top of my oven so I can wrap everything nice and tight to keep the flavors in.

Next, you need to make patties out of your hamburgers. If you’re using lean meat, you’ll need to spray vegetable spray on the foil where you are going to place your foods.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Wash a small potato for each person and cut long ways into 4 pieces.  I generally just stack the veggies on top of my ground beef.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Wash about 6 baby carrots for each person and stack them up as well.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Slice a large onion giving each person one slice.  I put them on top of the hamburger meat, carrots and potatoes so it will flavor them all.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Wash some fresh broccoli and add some florets to your other veggies.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Cut 2 small pieces of corn on the cobb for each person.  Add them as well.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

I use a bay leaf in each foil pack along with a little salt and pepper.  You can use whatever seasonings you prefer with your meats and vegetables.

Once you have all of your packs layered, place them on the grill with the lid on.  It takes about 30 – 45 minutes of low and slow grilling to everything in the heavy duty packs, nice and tender.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

This scrumptious recipe is by far one of the easiest (and most filling) weekend meals you will ever make from start to finish.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill

I’d love to know what you add in your hobo hamburgers if you use something different than I do.  This pairs well with fruit and Noosa Yoghurt.

Disclosure:  This post is brought to you by We Love Fire and Shabby Chic Boho.

Hobo Hamburgers Recipe For The Grill


  1. We love that you called these hobo burgers! We’re going to try these this weekend!

  2. It looks like an easy to make dish that also includes easy clean up. I like that!
    I love experimenting with exotic seasonings and spices so I would use more. I also don’t eat meat so I would do a veggie burger.

  3. Where have these burgers been all my life? Lovely photos and step-by-step recipe.

  4. It is great blog post. Helpful and Informative Article. I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Hobo Hamburgers Recipe sounds so good! I think it’s a great and easy recipe to do. Hope I can do it soon.

  6. Cooking out on the grill is one of my favorite things about summer! This recipe looks so good, love trying new meals for a cookout!

  7. Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    My husband loves to grill! I’m sure he’ll feel very inspired by this recipe. Can’t wait to share it with him! Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂

  8. Honestly I have never made it myself nor heard of it, but it doesn’t hurt to try this especially this summer.

  9. Such a great and original recipe! Would love to try it this summer – I´m a BBQ grill fan!

  10. I love grilled meat and the burgers. They are always a good treat for the summer and watermelons as well.

  11. I love food like this! Yummy and fun! I am featuring this on my newsletter on Sunday! I hope it gets a lot of clicks for you!

  12. Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Hhhhmmmmm…I love this! Actually, this is a recipe I can do any time of the year.

  13. That looks amazing! How have I lived this long and never seen burgers done like this. I have to do this the next time I make burgers. I love the potatoes on top.

  14. I like the idea of having all the healthy ingredients wrapped together. I like grilled dishes. We don’t cook here out in summer. Always in kitchen all the seasons.

  15. Katie Walsh Beck

    This is a great option for the grill and for a minimal dish night. I love all the veggies – perfect for summer.

  16. oh yummy! what an awesome spread, we love to cook out too !

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