Easy Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

These easy tin foil dinners are a must-make for any camping trip! Also known as Hobo Dinners, they are hearty and filling. The perfect camping recipe.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword camping, foil dinner, hamburger, tin foil
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1-1/2 lbs hamburger meat, divided into 6 patties
  • 1 (1oz) onion soup packet
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 small potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1-2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • heavy duty foil


For the hamburger patties

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Gently mix until combined. Divide meat into six equal portions. Form patties.

  2. Create 6 large rectangles of heavy duty foil. Mist with cooking spray.

  3. Spoon 1/3 cup mushroom soup onto each rectangle. 

  4. Divide potatoes between packets along with the carrots. Season with salt and pepper.  

  5. Top with a hamburger patty and onion slices. Add additional mushroom soup if desired.

  6. Seal each packet securely. 

Oven Cooking:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cook your foil dinners for 35 minutes or until the meat reaches a temperature of 160 degrees.

  2. Campfire Cooking:

  3. Cook over hot campfire coals for 45-50 minutes or until the meat reaches a temperature of 160 degrees and the vegetables are soft.

    Be sure to check periodically and turn and rotate until done.