Most of us like to cook on the barbecue but today I’d like to show you how to make my no-fuss barbecued burritos that can be cooked directly on the coals of your fire.
I have a lot of camping recipes as I like to cook outdoors. In fact most of my camping recipes are cooked at home because I like them so much.
A bit about this recipe…
This recipe is done hobo style.
Hobos are travellers who live on the train lines across the US and jump in box cars to get where they want to go.
For them, camping recipes are the way to go.
They don’t have many belongings like heavy pans so wrapping their food in foil and cooking it on their campfire is one of the unique ways they cook.
In the US, these hobo packs have become popular camping recipes as they are easy to make and handle.
It’s all about convenience…
As camping recipes go, these are easy. The foil does get hot but you can usually pick it right up and place it where you want to serve your creation without burning your hands.
Just be careful.
Making these while camping will allow you to have fun without having to do a lot of cooking and cleaning up.
Another great thing is that everyone makes their own. You don’t have to cook for a group. Tell them to get in there and make their own meal.
You could cook anything in a hobo pack so get creative. Now that you’ve seen this recipe, use the technique to cook whatever you like. Within reason of course.
Camping recipes can be fun and delicious. This is a recipe for my famous burritos but why not try other ingredients? Make yourself a minced turkey chilli or a bombay aloo for example.
Where there’s heat, you can dream, experiment and cook.
As you will see from the photos below, not everyone wanted a burrito. They went for the gluten free option and served the hobo pack with corn chips to make delicious nachos.
Work ahead with some ingredients…
I idea of most camping recipes is to keep things simple.
Sometimes keeping things simple is a matter of doing some forward preparation.
If using hard vegetables like potatoes and carrots, I recommend par-cooking them first so that they aren’t still hard when they come out of the fire.
I do this often when camping and then just pack up the prepared veggies and at times stewed meats to bring with me.
By the way, burritos are always best with a good homemade salsa or two.
Here is a link to my salsa recipe I served these burritos with if you want to try making your own.
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Bonfire Night Hobo Packs
- 150g minced beef
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 5 tablespoons salsa
- 1/2 finely sliced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- A handful of Cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh coriander to garnish
- Lightly oil your foil. I usually fold the foil over to make it stronger.
- Place all of the ingredients on top of the foil and wrap it up tightly.
- Place your hobo pack directly on the hot coals.
- You can check it for doneness as it cooks. It usually takes five to ten minutes.
- Serve on it's own directly from the foil or wrap it up in a tortilla or pile it inside of a hamburger bap.