Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hobo Dinners

Hobo Dinners

For each serving:
1 boneless loin pork chop OR boneless skinless chicken breast
1 small russet potato, washed and sliced (skins are full of vitamins, but you can remove if you want)
1 scrubbed and sliced carrot or a handful of baby carrots
1/4 of a yellow onion left in "petals"
slices of cabbage, eggplant or other vegetables you like/have on hand.
2 T. organic butter (You could probably use olive oil, but I never have tried it.)
Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Tear off a piece of wide heavy-duty foil a little longer than it is wide. Place meat in the center, season to taste; add vegetables and butter. Wrap tightly, sealing all edges by folding over two or three times. Wrap packet again with a second layer of foil and sealing the same way. Cook on medium hot grill for 20 minutes on each side. (Try to have the meat side on the grill first, especially if it is a thick cut.) Open very carefully to avoid burning from the steam. (This is a great meal for a busy day, as you can prepare the packets ahead of time and put on the grill later. They are very filling and nutritious. We tailored each one to suit our kids' taste, adding or removing a preferred ingredient. This works just as well without the meat, but you would need to reduce the cooking time a bit.)

1 comment:

Deborah said...

this looks great! my kids would love this! i think we made something with the same name while camping once, but can't remember what was inside the foil.

do you do it on the grill outside? or on your stovetop?

i think i'll do this next week -- thanks!!