HoboPackWelcome to my first recipe post! I’m so excited to start this little series called ‘The Lazy Chef.’ I’m not much of a cook, but I have noticed that life in Korea, or really traveling in any foreign country long term, can get a little tough when you don’t cook your own meals. It’s expensive to go out and eat all the time, and sometimes I just crave flavors from home that I can’t find at my local gimbap-ery. Since my skills and attention span aren’t up to par with the Rachael Ray’s of the world, I’ve noticed my meal solutions are simple, quick and frankly, kind of lazy. My friend Michael recommended this awesome recipe for anyone looking to make a super quick and delicious home cooked meal, it’s called the hobo pack!

You will need:

  • Aluminum foil
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • A handful of mushrooms
  • Ground Beef (Or your choice of meet).

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Step 1:

Place all your veggies inside aluminum foil. You can use any veggies that roast well, but the veggies listed above are the ones we used. Be sure to season them however you wish. We used a touch of salt, pepper and olive oil.

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Step 2:

Add seasoned ground beef, or your choice of meat. You can really use anything you want, but with Chicken you may need to cook longer.


photo 2 (6)Step 3:

Pack the aluminum foil with all of the ingredients into a ball and place into the TOASTER oven for 1 hour, or until the meat is fully cooked and the potatoes are tender.


EnjoyStep 4:

Enjoy your hobo pack straight out of the foil, or serve on a plate, and no one has to know how lazy you are!



Sounds pretty simple right? I can’t wait to see what you make with your newly found hobo pack skills. Send me pictures when you’re done (in about 5 minutes)!

Thanks for the recipe, Michael! 

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