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Ho-Bo Dinners

on August 8, 2012

I had no idea what a Ho-Bo Dinner was until a couple of years ago.  We had dinner at a friend’s house and she served these.  These can be made two ways.  First, you can create individual foil packets for each person or you can put all ingredients into a casserole pan covered with foil.   I love to make these on cold nights, so this makes the perfect winter dinner.  Here’s what you need to do:


Ground Beef or Turkey (made into patties or Chicken breasts

Veggies:  (You really could use what you have on hand but here are some suggestions)

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes (white or sweet or both)
  • Onion
  • Peppers (any color)
  • Zucchini

Mrs. Dash, Salt, Pepper

Finely chop all veggies.  (Or if you’re like me, chop them into whatever size time will allow).  Next, make your ground beef or ground turkey into patties and season with spices.

Now it’s time to decide whether your prefer to make individual packets for each member of your family or if you would rather put them in a casserole pan.  (I’ve done it both ways and enjoy them either way).

If you’re going to make packets, cut a piece of foil for each family member (make sure it is large enough to contain the meat and veggies.  Next, spray the foil with cooking spray.  Then put your meat on the bottom and put your veggies on top.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash (if you don’t have Mrs. Dash, use whatever spices you like).

If you choose to use a pan, just put all the meat on the bottom of the pan and top with the veggies.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash.  Then cover the whole pan with foil.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.  Check for doneness.  It may take up to 1 1/2 hours to be completely ready.  I like to serve this with homemade applesauce.   Enjoy!

What are you making for dinner tonight?


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