My pal Christy first introduced the idea of the hobo dinner to me. Traditionally, you toss ground beef, potatoes, onions, and Worstershire 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 hobo dinner. It makes for an easy dinner idea, and you can substitute whatever you have on hand.
Vegan Hobo Dinner
- 1/2c chickpeas
- 1/2c beets, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1t mushroom soy sauce
- 1t Sriracha sauce
- 1 sweet potato, diced
- 1T olive oil
- 1T 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 hobo dinner ideas!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!