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By: Enrique Gili on March 17, 2014, 2 p.m.
Hobo Stew

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Hobo Stew

Mix and match vegetables and meat with seasoning, cooked over hot coals and time will do the rest.

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Total time: 60 minutes 

Yield: Feeds 4

Hobo Stew


  • 6 small red wax potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1 red pepper, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lb. hamburger, divided
  • Hamburger seasoning blend
  1. Combine cut vegetables in a large mixing bow. Add olive oil and fold to ensure vegetables are lightly coated. Add salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Double over a 2 foot section of aluminum foil then place 4 oz. seasoned meat patty in center. Add vegetables to meat. Fold edges of foil over vegetables to form a tight seal. Place over hot coals for about 20 minutes.
  3. Using tongs drag to the edge of the fire. Rotate once or twice to ensure foil package cooks evenly, cook for about additional 20 minutes.
  4. Remove packs from fire and carefully peel back foil to allow steam to escape.