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Hobo Dinner-in-a-Can


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 (17 ounce) can whole kernel corn or green beans, drained
  • Salt, pepper and margarine to taste
  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/3 cup milk


  1. Divide meat into 4 patties.
  2. Place meat patty in each of 4 lightly greased 1-pound coffee cans.
  3. Top each patty with 3 tomato slices, 1/4 of the corn, salt, pepper and dot of margarine.
  4. Cover each tightly with heavy-duty foil.
  5. Place cans 3 - 4 inches from hot coals.
  6. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Stir baking mix and milk to a soft dough.
  8. Drop dough by spoonsful into each can.
  9. Cook uncovered 10 minutes; cover, then cook 10 minutes longer.

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