Many months ago I was at the hospital (working) doing a continuing ed class, and as I was leaving one of my nurse friends asked me what I was cooking that night?
"I have no idea, all I have is some ground beef and an onion."
To which she replied, "Make a hobo."
"What's a hobo?"
She went on to explain that it is a hamburger patty, seasoned and then piled on top with onion and whatever other delightful vegetables you wish.
Since that rainy January night, hobos have become one of our favorite dinners.
Here's the ingredients and directions. I give no specific amounts. I'll leave that up to your own good judgment.
Take ground beef, make into hamburger patties and season with whatever you normally season your hamburgers with. In my case it's Italian dressing and a little bit of Dale's.
Then slice an onion and over that pile on diced potatoes and carrots. Finish it of with a large tab of butter and a liberal amount of salt and pepper.
Wrap in individual foil packets and cook in the oven for a minimum of 30 minutes on 350 degrees OR until vegetables are tender. Sometimes it can take up to 45 minutes or so.
There will be a lot of juice once cooked, so really wrapped them up good.
I usually serve a green salad or some sort of roasted vegetable along with these. Rice would be a good thing too.