Tis the season for outdoor adventures: camping, glamping, and everything in between! Make sure you’re eating well in the great outdoors with these clever all-in-one hobo packs. A hobo pack is a complete meal wrapped up in foil and cooked over a campfire (although we’ve been known to use this technique in the oven on a busy weeknight!). It’s mess-free, keeps everything tender and juicy inside, and is easy to customize for picky eaters. Time to go camping—and get cooking!
How many flavors can you stuff into one hobo pack? Let’s find out with this recipe from The Spruce, which takes all the beloved ingredients of a traditional shrimp boil and neatly foil-wraps them into personal-sized meals. A few prep steps are required, but once done, simply throw your packs on the grill for a bright and bold campsite meal.
One of the best parts about camping is eating a warm meal around the campfire. These make-ahead packs from Epicurious are perfect for camping trips as well as quick-and-easy breakfasts on the go. Shredded potatoes and diced sausage are topped with a cracked egg and spinach before being wrapped in foil and nestled by the fire.
These easy hobo packs from The Chunky Chef are great for lunch or dinner. The chicken stays tender wrapped in foil and flavors the peppers and onions while it cooks. Serve with warmed tortillas and a dollop of sour cream.
Think of these loaded hobo packs from Foodie Crush as more of a template than a recipe. Before you head out camping, lay out a bunch of quick-cooking proteins and vegetables and let everyone assemble their own hobo packs! They’re customizable, can be prepared in advance (no cutting and slicing while you’re camping), and are always a big hit. Just remember to grease your foil with some kind of fat and give everything a good sprinkling of salt and whatever spice blend you choose.