HOW TO MAKE HOBO BAGS

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Hobo BagsHow many of you remember hobo bags?  I have made these hobo bags for years in summer and winter.  They are great for the grill, the oven or a campfire.  Make them when camping, for picnics when friends and family come over or make one for yourself when you don’t feel like cooking a meal.  It’s a meal in one and in summer use all the fresh vegetables from your garden.  They are so much fun to make and the variety is endless.  You can use different meats as well as different vegetables and add your own spices.

Hobo bags can be made on the grill, over a campfire or in the oven!

 

You will need:

Aluminum foil

Meat of your choice

Fresh vegetables such as potatoes, onions, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, etc.

Salt and Pepper to taste

Any other seasonings you like such as fresh or dried basil, oregano, parsley, etc.

3 or 4 tablespoons butter or a little oil

Cut a large square of foil.  Put seasoned meat in center and top with your favorite vegetables, seasonings and butter.  Pull the sides up and twist to make a bag.  Cook on campfire, grill or in oven until meat and vegetables are done.  Usually about 45 minutes to an hour on 400 degrees. Enjoy!

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5 from 1 vote

How to make Hobo Bags

This easy hobo bags are wonderful for camping, a bonfire gathering or to make on the grill. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: camping food, hobo bags
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • Aluminum foil
  • Meat of your choice
  • Fresh vegetables such as potatoes onions, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Any other seasonings you like such as fresh or dried basil oregano, parsley, etc.
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons butter or a little oil

Instructions

  • Cut a large square of foil. Put seasoned meat in center and top with your favorite vegetables, seasonings and butter. Pull the sides up and twist to make a bag. Cook on campfire, grill or in oven until meat and vegetables are done. Usually about 45 minutes to an hour on 400 degrees.

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12 Comments

  1. Would ribeye steaks make a good meat choice for this recipe? I just worry about them getting tough.

  2. I have made something similar to this recipe but never knew what they were called. I always baked them in an oven; I didn’t realize they could be grilled. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and bit of information to go along with it. I really do enjoy using your web site! I’m 77 yrs. “young” and I’m still always looking for new, delicious recipes. I check my pc about four times a week, your web site is one of the first places I check each time. Hope you will continue to keep sharing new, Southern, recipes. I use almost 1/2 to 3/4 of the recipes shown!

  3. I love Hobo Bags! When on a tractor trailer we would put them out under the hood and were ready when we stopped. You can cook them anywhere! It’s the ultimate comfort food. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you, Bea, for your great rating and we love them, too. What an idea you had to cook them under the hood! Amazing.

  4. What temperature if using oven? Thanks

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Jeannie for bringing that to my attention. I cook them on 400.

      • Andrea Hughes says:

        Would baby carrots and the mini baby red potatoes whole or cut in half cook well in an hour. For better flavor in the potatoes I’m thinking I should cut the mini potatoes in half. I’m always thinking about a quicker way to get the the chopping done and I wouldn’t have to chop or peel potatoes and carrots this way. Love your recipes so much. Thank you. I’m always pressed for time and I don’t love chopping vegis anyway. Lol Thank you again for your great recipes. I hope you will consider publishing a cook book. That would be great!!!

      • The Southern Lady says:

        Sure, I think you could do that and it would work fine. We do have a printed cookbook and several ebooks, you can find the info here. https://thesouthernladycooks.com/about/shop/

        Thank you!!

  5. Have been making these for years but never knew what to call them. We love them!

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