Our family loves to camp! We try to make it up to northern Michigan for a week of camping each summer.
It’s beautiful up there! We love having a campfire, roasting marshmallows, talking, and sharing the favorite parts of our day. Even when we’re not camping we like to gather around the fire in our homemade fire pit in the backyard.
Our family loves s’mores just as much as the next, but we also enjoy meals around the campfire as well! *psst* If you go check out my blog HERE you can enter to win Gooseberry Patch’s Grilling and Campfire Cooking book! You’re welcome. *wink* I have some yummy campfire recipes posted over there for campfire cooking.
We regularly enjoy one of our very favorite recipes to cook over the campfire…Hobo Packs! (Well, all of us except one child, who would choose peanut butter and jelly over it if given the choice.)
2 lbs. ground beef (portioned into 12 sections)
6 medium size russet potatoes – washed and cubed
zucchini – 1 large or 2-3 small – sliced
summer squash (the cute little yellow ones) – sliced
baby carrots (1 lb. bag)
2 sticks of salted butter – each stick cut into 6 equal parts
seasoning… we like to mix together equal parts salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder and place in a shaker container
heavy duty aluminum foil in square sheets…approximately 12
Divide up the ingredients evenly among the aluminum foil sheets in the order given. Shaking seasoning liberally over the meat and veggies. Bring two sides together and fold over twice then fold the ends up three times each so as to not loose any of juicy/buttery goodness of your meal! Cook over medium/high heat (less flames the better or you’ll end up scorching your meal) turning and rotating the packets every 3-4 minutes. Open the foil after a while and make sure the meat is no longer pink and the potatoes are tender. If not, refold the foil and continue cooking. Patience is the key to a tender, yummy hobo packet of goodness!
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