Saturday, October 19, 2013

Root Crop Campfire Dinner (aka Hobo Dinner)

 

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Root Crop Campfire Dinner (a.k.a. "Hobo Dinner")

I am so thankful to live in a county in Michigan where burning yard brush & having a campfire is still allowed.  I couldn't imagine life without autumn yard cleanup and campfires.

We just harvested our potatoes a few days ago and I thought that a "Root Crop Campfire Dinner" would be perfect & so much fun!!

This meal is cooked in foil pouches (I know - Aluminum foil is not healthy nor is it environmentally friendly but I barely ever use it - so I made an exception for this dinner).

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Begin your fire about 1 1/2 to 2 hours before you are planning to start this dinner (I use the "Tipi" method when building my fires - something I learned from Brownies & Girl Guides or Girl Scouts) (see picture above)

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While your fire is burning down - go inside (make sure that somebody is out there watching the fire when you are not able to be there!!) and gather the ingredients to begin preparing your dinner:
1 lb ground meat (I used ground chicken but you may use beef if you prefer)
2 large carrots (peeled & chopped)
3 large potatoes (peeled & chopped in large chunks)
1 large Vidalia onion (peeled & chopped)
Butter or olive oil
Salt & Pepper or  - basil, Cajun spice or Worcestershire sauce
 
Prepare all of the ingredients as listed above.  Place all vegetables & meat in a bowl & mix together - split into 4 equal portions.  Cut 8 pieces of foil about the size of a large rectangular Pyrex dish.  Take 1 piece of foil  and place in front of you so that it is horizontal (the longer side goes from left to right).  Place 1 portion of your veggie meat mixture on this piece of foil in a line going left to right (like the picture above) & either dot with some butter or sprinkle olive oil & add the spices (basil, Cajun spices or just some salt & pepper to taste).  Take the long edges of the foil & bring them together & fold down about 3 times (see below- picture on the left) (leave a little air space - if it is too tight the foil will split or crack).  Now seal both edges by rolling the foil up about 3 times (see picture below on the right).  Take another piece of foil - place the filled foil pouch seam side down & repeat (sealing the long edge first & then the 2 sides).

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Now repeat the above steps until you have used up all of the filling & have 4 foil wrapped dinners (all double wrapped in foil) (see picture below).

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Head out to the fire & you should have beautiful red/orange embers ready to cook your dinner (see picture below)

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Place your dinners around the fire on the hot embers (it's OK if there are flames on the fire - just make sure that your dinner is NOT on a flame but rather on the outside sitting on a burned down hot ember) (see picture below).  Set the timer for 20 minutes.

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Flip each dinner pouch and set the timer for another 20 minutes.

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Remove each foil wrapped dinner from the fire (make sure that you use long handled Barbecue utensils).  Bring the "Hobo Dinners" inside to eat or sit on a log around the fire & ENJOY dinner in God's beautiful outdoors!

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CAUTION - Contents will be hot!!


 
 

Linked to:
Good Tastes Tuesday
Thursday Favorite Things
Domesblissity
HomeAcre Harvest Hop
From The Farm


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6 comments:

  1. That looks really tasty and easy to do too!

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  2. This sounds great! We always cook things in foil over the fire while camping too; always makes things taste better! ;-) Thanks for linking up to Good Tastes Tuesday! I pinned this recipe to our GTT board!

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  3. This looks so tasty! We love to camp... This may have to get added to our list of recipes!

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  4. wonderful, my husband loves camping. This is right up his alley. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

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  5. P.S. would love to have you and your etsy shop in the spotlight at Katherines Corner if you are interested.

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  6. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Harvest Hop! I can't wait to see what you share today!

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