An easy meal for camping: Wrap a hamburger patty, some frozen peas and diced potatoes in foil and place in your campfire until cooked.
I love to cook!it’s really good idea!thenk’s!!
ive heard you can roast food in a can on hot coals
That’s a classic. So good. You can dice the patty for easier eating with a fork/spoon. Every other year at summer camp.
Thank all of you for your helpful and informative tips. Never assume that everyone knows this. Every year we all have new scouts and their families join our packs and troops. This type of information helps us all and gets us to thinking and reinventing.
Ya know my uncle Art used to make this, except with he used ground beef to make meatballs and then cooked it
my friend did this 3 months ago at dinner. He could’nt see it WASN”T cooked until my scout master came around. i, cooked spam. it was perfect ( i fried it).
its called a hobo meal,we usually make them at camp
If you like these for dinner then you may want to add a little something for after dinner. Wrap several apple slices, a few rasins, a dash of cinnimon and a touch of butter in foil and cook 20 minutes and you will have the best dessert you have ever had camping.
good ol’ reliable foil meal. It’s been to long since I’ve had one of those
I will try that. :-]
what is wrong with hotdogs
My family made brown bears: find a long stick and cover one end in foil. Take regular biscuit dough roll in your hands (snake like) twist over foil. Roast it like a marshmellow. When golden brown, roll in butter, then in cinnimon and sugar. These are great!!!
In michigan we cooked hamburgers and hot-dogs on the fire
The naysayers, please keep discouraging remarks silent. With all the sites a forum troll could thrive, I don’t think a place for promoting scouting is an appropriate one. Any good tip about eating in the woods is never common knowledge for everybody.
To easyfee, yeah, we called ours hobo dinners as well. Our biggest thing was two dutch ovens will with stew meat, corn, peas, green beans, carrots and potatoes along with tomato sauce, water and elbow macaroni. Slow cooked in a pit with coals on the top and bottom. Our third dutch oven would be for fry bread at lunch and then a giant peach cobbler for dinner’s dessert.
And to Sarah, cooking in foil is always a handy bit of info to know. Don’t let the negative feedback get you down.
that was in cubscout handbook … real smooth
i wonder if it would cook lobstah or clams!
thats how we kickit in maine
Thank you captain obvious.
Here in MD, if we weren’t famous for crabs, it should be meat.
T. 672 calls the meal in foil, Silver Turtles (due to the shape and color of the foil)
We use Meatballs, chicken, hotsauce, and pasta sauce
ahhh, dutch oven. two words SUPER HARD
we like to put smoked sausages and green peppers and onions in our packets yum yum yum
If you put a cabbage leaf on one side. Add your meat, potatoes, and other ingrediants on top, Then top with another cabbage leaf, and close up the foil, it prevents the rest of the food from burning if it’s on a hot coal too long. The cabbage flavor doesn’t seem to seep into the food either.
our den calls them Hobo Dinners. it is good, one boy made his with tatortots and corn. we use tongs to pinch the corner of the pouch and pull it from the coals. it is a good idea to bring extra tin foil just in case you open a pouch that is not cooked all the way through and you need to put it back into the fire. we write our names on them with a marker so we know which one is ours. they need to cook 10-15 min each side depending on how hot your coals are
The way we do it here in IL is we put a venison sasuage with mashed taters n’ gravy and a side of cornbread
when my dad first made these for a bunch of scouts about 40 years ago we called them Hobo Dinners
That is a really good recipe. However, if you were a reader who didn’t find it tasty, I can offer a few suggestions:
-First of all, beef isn’t the only kind of meet you can use. You can also enjoy chicken, pork, and grilled vegetables using the same cooking method.
-Potatoes are really easy and fun to make this way. Don’t include butter in the packet though, or you’ll end up with a complete mess.
-If you aren’t going to do this with adult help, you need to cook these between the coals. This way, it is a much safer way to enjoy a delicious meal. Even using this method, you need to remember to be very careful getting it out of the fire.
-And last but not least, a lot of people complain that this recipe doesn’t work for a reason- they forget to flip over the packet. If you don’t, there is a 50% chance that you might be in for a slightly underdone meal.
At camouts MA style we do it with potatoe a slab of porkchop w/ salt on it before cooked
and a nice warm cup-o-coacoa
that’s how we kickit MA style
this sounds like a foil pack. you just cook a hamburger with toppings(not condements), cut up potatoes, and other things, in foil. then you put in a bit of water, make 100% sure the foil is closed up, put it on a fire, watch it swell up, and remember to flip it over once so the whole thing cooks well
even easier just use a tattie (potatoe) We do it all the time put it in he embers then take it out later and you have a baked potatoe
we have also do this in the coals. we used patties, sliced potatoes, onions, a small ear of corn sometimes, and sprinkle it with a little chilie power, good eating even the kids eat this.
yos it is called a foil packet we make them all the time over here in PA
WHY DO YOU CALL IT AN EASY MEAL FOR CAMPING
I have had these on several occasions, and they are delectable, but I have a few suggestions. I personally like having the beef patty with green peppers, onions, potatoes and carrots. They go good with a slice of bread. Also, instead of putting the foil packs (as I call them) into a camp fire, try putting them into a bed of hot coals. They’re easier and safer to removie than an open fire.
Sounds like lunch! =P
When you do this it should have a good seal and a way to check is the
tin foil should blow up with air.
That sounds really good. We have also done this by using hamburger, frozen crinkle fries, carrots, and for the adults, diced onions and green peppers were added. Everyone loved it!
I love reading these arclties because they’re short but informative.
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