Hobo meals are great for when you are camping on an open fire, but did you know you can create that same style of a foil packet meal in your oven or the Instant Pot? Today I wanted to share these Quick Instant Pot Hobo Meals that the entire family will love. A seasoned ground beef patty, comforting and hearty veggies and potatoes, topped with seasonings that make this an all-in-one dish that is perfect any day of the week. Best of all, this quick hobo meal is versatile, so even the pickiest eaters will love it.
Quick and Hobo Meals or Easy Foil Packet Meals
The first time I had a hobo meal was camping when I was young. I watched my dad toss in potatoes, a handful of vegetables and a hamburger patty, with a dollop of butter and spices, and wrapped tightly in aluminum foil. Then he tossed it over the fire and let it cook away. I was amazed when he pulled open the foil a complete meal was waiting in perfect single serve sizes. We pretty much ate them only when we went camping.
So when I got older and began cooking, I craved that comforting hobo meal my dad used to make. So I pulled out my Instant Pot and started placing veggies and a hamburger patty in foil and create a quick and easy dinner. My husband loved it, and we served it up with a dinner roll and side salad, and life was good that night. The Instant Pot saves you from dealing with a fire like when you are roughing it in the woods. It is a super quick meal that will fill you up.
Some Vegetables to Add To The Instant Pot Hobo Meals
Now if you have picky eaters let me help you out. These foil packet meals are a breeze to make, and best of all create a foil packet to fit everyone’s taste buds. Or maybe you have a garden that is producing an abundance of produce you want to get used up; I have run into that as well. These hobo foil packets are a perfect way to use up your veggies.
- Green Beans
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brussels Sprouts
As you can see you can truly customize this to fit with the foods you have on hand or what you like. I love potatoes and green beans, but those are two of my favorite vegetables. Sometimes I go the pepper and onion route, that is my husband’s favorites. No matter what you toss in, they turned out flavorful and cooked to tender perfection!
Easy Instant Pot Hobo Meals
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup grated parm cheese
- 4 potatoes
- 2 cups green beans
- 1 cup water
- 4 tbsp butter
Mix together ground beef, egg, seasons, Parm cheese, and breadcrumbs.
Form 4 Patties
Open a large piece of foil. Slice thick slices of potatoes.
In each foil place potatoes, a Pattie, and green beans.
Place one cup of water in the bottom of your pot.
Seal each foil packet completely
Place all packets on a trivet
Cook on manual high pressure for 35 minutes.
Do a quick release