Hobo Hamburgers

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 patties, approximately 6 ounces each
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Lady's House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 4 medium red potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into strips
  • 4 slices bacon
Directions

In a large bowl combine ground beef, cracker crumbs, egg, lemon juice, cheese, green pepper and House Seasoning. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties.

Place each patty onto 2 layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil (enough to cover and close). On each patty, place potato slices, onion slice, and carrots. Slice bacon in 1/2 and place both slices on top. Seal aluminum foil tightly and cook on campfire or in a preheated 350 degree F oven for approximately 45 minutes.

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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Only 5 stars after a few changes...otherwise, still a 4! I accidentally forgot to add the lemon juice...even after I squeezed it! Oops! ;- I used Pepper Jack cheese, added several dashes of Worcestershire sauce, put the bacon under the patty (as others suggested to crisp it up (DO NOT like soggy bacon and it worked beautifully! I wasn't certain if I would like/love/hate the bell pepper in this, but I absolutely think it would not have tasted as good without it. Don't get me wrong, I love bell pepper, but this is sort of meatloaf-ish and I've never added bell pepper to my meatloaf. One more thing, I did have to cook this for about an hour and the carrots were far beyond "al dente" and the potatoes much less so, but still had a little crunch although sliced VERY thinly. I am definitely going to make this again...this weekend actually, but I will slice the potatoes even thinner as well as slicing instead of quartering the carrots. And not sure I missed the lemon... item not reviewed by moderator and published
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It has been a while since I made them, but they are great. I make them for other people and they look at me funny when I tell them what I am going to cook. Then when there eating them they like em and want the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these for the 2nd time. I totally forgot the cheese, added some worchestershire and even my picky non-red meat teenagers liked it. This time I shaved the carrots, and substituted shaved yellow squash for my teen who doesn't like cooked carrots. I did cook them on the grill over indirect heat most of the time, (too hot here for the overn) but will try the idea of putting the bacon on the bottom so that it gets a little crispier. Thanks paula, we luv ya. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delish and full of flavor! If you are cooking on the grill watch your grill temp and time or they'll stick to the foil. Next time I think I'll try bacon side down to help crisp it up and avoid beef sticking to the foil or a higher fat content (used 92%) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never thought of cooking a burger in tinfoil in a fire! It reminds me so much of tinfoil dinners. This recipe is now one of my favorite hamburger recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious! We have them often and experiment with the cheese using what ever is left over in the fridge. (I prefer using Cheddar) They do take a little longer than stated, but well worth it. The bacon does not get crispy in the foil, so you may want to open the foil packets and turn on the broiler for the last couple of minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time I made this dinner I wasn't sure what type of cheese to use so I used Parmesean. Bad choice next time I will use Pepper Jack. This does take about 1 hour to cook and I will put the carrots on the side next time I make this since they did not cook all the way. But very tasty and very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a cool recipe! Who would have thought to put lemon juice and cheese in a burger patty? I love this recipe. Family favorite and lots of fun to make and talk about w/ friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe many times. While visiting in Florida 4 years ago, I made this for a group of friends and family. Everyone loved them. I have sent this recipe out to many of my friends and relatives and I can only give thanks to Paula for this fantastic recipe. Thanks Paula......in fact, I am making them as we speak. The house smells sooooo good when they are baking. This one is a must to try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great comfort meal on those days when you just want to kick back, put on some warm clothes and think about HOME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved these easy to make burgers that were full of flavor and very moist. Can't wait to go camping so we can have this recipe for dinner around a campfire. item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick and easy to make looks good lots of healthy ingredients have not cooked it yet waiting in freezer until one night during work week when i dont have to cook just put in oven and eat thats also a plus will get 5 stars if taste good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow these hamburgers were the greatest. I will be making this for my family often. They were so moist and juicy and the flavor was great. I did put the thin potatoes but no carrots. To me that didn't sound good. We all loved them they were the best!! Thanks Paula for another keeper... item not reviewed by moderator and published
good easy and fast item not reviewed by moderator and published
First, the prep took much longer than indicated. The cook time also took much longer than indicated, and I used only 1 layer of foil. I also increased the oven temp during the last 15 minutes to try to get it done quicker. The veggies, VERY thinly sliced, still did not get done, even after an hour of baking plus 15 minutes of high broiling on open packets at the end to crisp the bacon. I substituted kettle-cooked BBQ potato chips for the crackers to add flavor and try to avoid the final result ending up like meatloaf, as many had said, as husband hates meatloaf of any kind. I also added a fairly considerable amount of extra spices, but the dish was still very bland and lacked something. I took the meal out of the packets to serve because they were sitting in grease pools. Leaner beef and/or bacon might reduce this, but my beef was pretty lean. I cannot get away with reduced-fat or turkey bacon in this house of bacon lovers. All in all, this dish was a big disappointment for us, beginning to end. Sorry. Still love Paula, though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The meat was very flavorful, but the veggies were a little bland by comparison. Next time I would season them up a bit better. Otherwise, this was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very easy...I didn't think they had much flavor, but my husband loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I really liked this recipe.Everything cooked perfect in the amount of time stated in the recipe and it was not greasy either.Very good Paula,you go girl! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, good, and nothing was left over! item not reviewed by moderator and published
best way to have a GREAT meal even without the bun!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoyed this. My kids are 19 and 21 and still live at home. Simple and delicious. I have cooked this many times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my daughter requests this recipe at least once a week. wonderful flavor in the meat and a good "prepare ahead of time" meal. i make it in the morning and store in the fridge until it is time to put them into the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As you can imagine from the ingredients and recipe, this really tastes more like meatloaf than a hamburger (not a bad thing!). I recommend chopping the green peppers as fine as you can. If you leave them too chunky, it makes it difficult to keep the patties together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked the recipe. Even though I altered the recipe a little (I used turkey-bacon, instead of regular), the recipe still came out fantastic. The vegetables came out tender and flavorful. My family really liked it. I had no leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good....really needeed something but I can't say what. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although these burgers along with their toppings are a bit of a mouthful, they are delicious and a lot of fun while sitting around a campfire! The recipe leaves the type of cheese open to the chef's own creativity and taste, but I used pepper jack. Trust! item not reviewed by moderator and published
paula is the greatest, she taught me how to cook, but i think this recipe was just something she came up with when she ran out of ideas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves these burgers. They are easy and fun to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. It also works well as a meatloaf. Just make as directed but put the whole thing in a meatloaf pan. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was drooling too while watching Paula make this on tv. I made them tonight in my convection oven--35 mins at 350--and they were delish! I didn't have the bacon on hand, so I skipped that, and I used chopped red onion in place of the green pepper in the meat --not on top (personal preference). I can only imagine how yummy these are with crisped bacon! The important thing that I did differently after reading the reviews was to slice the carrots and potatoes with my mandoline--they cooked perfectly! The best parts of all were that my 5-year old and 2-year old gobbled them up (not the carrots, of course...), and there was virtually no clean up. Yeah, baby! ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just had a paintball themed B-day party for my husband. I made these burgers for the guys, and they were GREAT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is my husband and son's favorite. It is simply a meal in one with little clean up. Another winner from Paula !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My sweetie and I really loved this dish. Really tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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WOW!! i'm so very happy that they cooked all the way thru. i have the worst luck with that. they are great, even my husband liked them. A+ to Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe my mother cooked for us when we were children, when she passed away so did all her recipes.I love this simple throw away foil dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were sooo good!!!!!! We made these last week. We did ours in the oven instead of the grill. The bacon gives these a nice smoky flavor! (the leftovers were almost as good the next day even) In fact, we are having them again tonight! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a nice change from the ordinary hamburgers. Got the kids interested in making them and they were happy to taste it. Asked if we can have it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pauls recipe brought back 35 years ago when my mom use to make these on our camping trips. The only thing different she did was add a dollop of cream of mushroom soup to each hobo. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I couldn't remember how it was made until you jogged my memory... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I though this was a wonderful recipe. This was like a twist to the hamburger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The burgers came out fine and were very tasty, but the veggies needed way more than the 45 minutes advised in the recipe. I made another foil envelope with extra veggies and they cooked well in 45 minutes. I don't understand why the one's with the hamburgers didn't?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
i have made this many times and it is always delicious and easy to prepare. i sometimes use ground turkey instead of beef, and russet potatoes when i don't have red ones. i do everything the night before or the morning of so when i get home i just put it in the oven. I always get rave reviews! thanks again paula. you're the best. i also add mrs dash tabletop sseasoning to the meat sometimes for even more added flavor. I loved meeting you in savannah last year at your restaurant. I have the picture framed in my kitchen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tina Davis from jax Fla. omgosh I made this dish and everyone thought I had someone else make it. But yes I did it and I now love hambugers with eggs. All this time i just ate them with cheese what was I thinking........... Paula You are the best I love your show, when ppl come over they say do you know you have more on T,v then that cooking show? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this recipe quiet a few times, and I can honestly say that this is my Husband's favorite meal. In fact when I cook the hobo burgers I have to make extras for my neighbors that like to come over and eat them. I doubled the recipe and fixed a meal for me whole family once and everyone raved about them. They are a little time consuming to make but not complicated and well worth it! I would suggest however to cook for a full hour to make sure that the veggies do not come out hard. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were a hit with my family. My husban especially liked them and even went back for seconds. It even impressed my four year old. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband, the kids, and I loved this recipe! The only complain they had is that they didn't have more room in their tummies to have more! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw the show and thought they would be so good. My husband had never even heard of a Hobo dinner so he was sceptical when I was making it. He loved it thought and wanted to make sure it was one to add to my recipe box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was skeptical at first. I have had numerous people tell me that my hamburgers stink. I looked on line and this recipe by Paula looked scrumptious. I loved the lime and cracker crumbs coming together. These two ingredients gave the ground beef an extra kick. Thanks again Paula. This recipe was easy to make. The only word of caution is that the beef cooks really fast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were so good. My husband and I loved them and they were so easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the family and everyone down to my 2 year old loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this meal for a Sunday family dinner and it was a huge success! Everyone loved it and it was so easy. And the best part was the clean up! I served this with a nice green salad and my meal was complete. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family and they all loved it. The hamburger was sooo good. The only thing that we didnt like was the veggies werent cooked. But, we can work on that next time I make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just Reading the list of everything you throw into it makes me drool all over myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the recipe is simple, and really tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not much on hamburgers, but am married to "Whimpy" who loves burgers as much as possible. I thought I'd try this to give him some variety; I thought it was great, he would have preferred I didn't mess with his hamburger, ha ha!!! I will definitely make it again, but probably for a different audience. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, fast, delicious, easy burgers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I messed this one up somehow. The ingredients are good and it looked terrific on TV, but mine didn't cook right. Veggies weren't done and the flavors didn't mesh. I will give it another shot after reading all your reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the idea of cooking this as a no mess dinner. It was very easy. They definitely need to cook for an hour and they are just done then. I just found something missing in the flavor. I think the onion should be in the meat and I'll play with different vegetables. Maybe flavor the meat with spices I prefer, but all in all, a good starting place. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this receipe so quick and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This isnt a good dish. It is very greasy, probably form the bacon. Also it doesnt get done wothin the cooking time. What a waste of time and ingredients!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy and fun to eat.... James Prescott Valley, Az. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was yummy and easy to make. make sure you slice the potatoes thinnly though. my potatoes didn't cook all the way though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and moist.. The size of the burgers actually had my husband thinking there was no way he could eat it all in one sitting. But he did and he loved every bite of it...This dish would be a hit anytime of year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone in the family loved this meal.I forgot the bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great comfort food item not reviewed by moderator and published
just love the different flavors in them item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked these last night for my family. I think I made the burgers a little too big so they had to cook in the oven about 25 minutes longer. Family thought they were delicious! Carrots and potatos were fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy to make. the potatoes were not cooked though. added additional spices to the meat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were better then I thought they were going to be. A couple of things: Don't get as tin foil happy as Paula did. For me, I was glad I had the double sheet of foil because I only used 75% lean meat which was quite greasy, but the top only needs one sheet. If you insist on using two, turn up the oven a bit. Also for me, 2 spoonfuls of the house seasoning was enough. I don't know what others used, but it was plenty for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fast and easy, but I omitted the carrots. Kids didn't like. I liked the change of pace from regular hamburgers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy and fun to do. My family especially the kids loved to eat them, no left overs in this house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I remember making this when i was a Girl Scout and it brought back so many memories of friends and good times. Not to mention that it was quick and easy and I made several and stuck them in the freezer for those nights when I don't have a lot of time to cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything turned out wonderfully. Nothing was under or overcooked. Had great flavor. My husband and I loved them, and will definitely make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our Girl Scout troop made these Hobo Burgers and we loved them so much that several of us still make them today. We cooked them on a campfire in Girl Scouts but they are easily adopted to oven cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed the Hobo Hamburgers. I thought it was an interesting recipe and alot of fun to make. I used ground turkey which made the burgers really flavorful. The mixture of the vegetables and the meat was wonderful. And, the house seasoning is spectacular. I use it all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't seem to get this right. The first time the vegetables were hard and very undercooked and the meat was overdone. The second time I microwaved the vegetables beforehand and then cooked the packet over a campfire. The result was a burned hamburger and soft vegetables. I will keep trying! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My Husband and I just love this hambuger. It have such wonderful flavor. It is a keeper in our recipe book. item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY TO MAKE. MY 2 YR OLD LOVED EM' AND WE DID TOO. WE DID,HOWEVER,MAKE THE MISTAKE BY COOKING ON TOO HIGH OF HEAT ON THE BBQ. SO BE SURE TO COOK ON A LOW-MED HEAT WHEN BBQ'ING. OTHER THAN THAT, FABULOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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My daughter made these and we all thought they were quite tasty. Anything with a easy clean-up is good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A EASY BURGER AND EASY CLEAN-UP THIS IS FOR YOU, HOWEVER KID APPROVED THIS WAS NOT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I probably didn't do this recipe justice, as I only used the "patty" part, but the patty tasted like a slice of meatloaf. Seemed a waste of perfectly good ground hamburger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I even do this same recipe with ground chicken and ground turkey. Everyone loves it. Hope you'll try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these on a camping trip and they were a huge hit! No clean-up, no mess and your entire meal in one package. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were very good, but it was more like meatloaf than hamburgers. Great for an evening meal, but not so ideal for a barbeque. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this receipe over & over and shared it with friends. my son who is an Eagle scout said it was as good as his boy scouts use to cook , and they were good cooks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my husband, and he loved them! A great alternative for plain old hamburgers and so simple and easy. The potatoes get really tender. I used Vidalia onions. They were so sweet on top of the hamburgers. Thanks Paula! What a great idea! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe tasted outstanding but the potatoes and carrots didn't cook all the way through so I had to cook it a little bit longer in addition to broiling the bacon. It was still outstanding and my toddler even asked for seconds! Thanks Paula for a fantastic, easy, wonderful meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did these on the grill and they turned out great. BBQBob item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and tasty, great for a weekend afternoon meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good, reminds me so much of the suprize burgers we made in Campfire Girls so many years ago!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy. My husband & 3 kids loved it--not easy to do!! Would recommend to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe and its convenience! With the mini-meatloaf, veggies and all topped with bacon....can't go wrong! Great taste, no waste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best, most convenient, and cutest outdoor/indoor low-mess, quick recipe I have seen for ground beef. It's cute like meatloaf, but very lunch, like hamburgers. I saw the show yesterday on the Food Network, and these are so cute, I'm going to make them for Memorial Day this Monday. It's so amazing, because you get your meat AND vegetables, and they're cooked at once in a pouch, one per person. How CUTE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ingredance are simple and avalable. They remind one of camping and throwing one of these in the fire and good eats. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great last minute, no hassle, no mess meal in one tin foil package! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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