Hobo dinners are a great, easy meal, and apparently they’re popular summer camp fare. I’ve had fun experimenting with different vegetarian hobo dinner ideas. This mix with chickpeas and seasonal summer veggies is my new favorite.
My pal Christy first introduced the idea of the vegetarian hobo dinner to me. Traditionally, you toss ground beef, potatoes, onions, and Worcestershire sauce into foil and toss it on the grill. While a fake meat version of this is definitely tasty, I decided to do a little experimental veganizing when we got a CSA basket that was particularly suited to making hobo dinners.
You might notice some odd-looking things in my uncooked hobo dinner above, so I’ll explain. This basket included a bunch of golden beets and purple carrots. Awesome, right? All of the veggies in this dish came from our CSA basket, which is the beauty of the vegetarian hobo dinner. It makes for an easy meal, and you can substitute whatever veggies you have on hand.
The recipe below is the one we put together for our last gathering, but don’t worry if you’re missing anything on the ingredients list. No chickpeas in the pantry? Use pinto beans instead! Don’t care for beets? Try turnips or kohlrabi instead! Don’t be shy about mixing up the ingredients to suit your tastes or what you have on hand.
Vegetarian Hobo Dinner with Chickpeas and Green Onions
- 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained
- 1/2 cup beets, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon mushroom soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- 1 sweet potato, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
- Toss the veggies and sauces together, then wrap in tin foil.
- Cook your hobo dinner on the grill or in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Had you guys heard of hobo dinners before? They’re such a great, easy dinner idea, and apparently they’re popular summer camp fare. I’ve definitely had fun experimenting with different vegetarian hobo dinner ideas!