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.
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.
Wash about 6 baby carrots for each person and stack them up as well.
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.
Wash some fresh broccoli and add some florets to your other veggies.
Cut 2 small pieces of corn on the cobb for each person. Add them as well.
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.
This scrumptious recipe is by far one of the easiest (and most filling) weekend meals you will ever make from start to finish.
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.
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