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Grilled Hobo Packets

A favorite summer meal of mine is cooked on the grill, but doesn’t require constant attention, which is great on these hot July days!

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These Hobo Packets are easy to assemble and don’t take long to cook.  This is another great 30-minute supper! Hobo Packets are simple a foil pouch filled with kielbasa, potatoes, onions and peppers.  They are seasoned and then rolled up to cook on the grill.  The grill gives everything a great flavor and you’re not heating up the kitchen!

There are a few key instructions to ensure the cook evenly without burning.

  1. First, use heavy-duty foil.  Then spray the foil with a cooking spray.
  2. Another important reminder is to slice the potatoes thinly, so they will cook in the same amount of time as the kielbasa and vegetables.

You could vary the ingredients in the packets.  I’ve added corn on the cob, cut into small pieces, and that is a delicious addition! Get creative and enjoy a great meal cooked in individual portions outside on the grill!

Here are a couple video clips that may help:



Hobo Packets

1 package Turkey Kielbasa, chopped into pieces
2-3 potoates, any variety, sliced into eighths
½ Red Onion
Yellow and red peppers, sliced
Salt, pepper
Olive oil

This will make two hearty portions, or you could use less meat in each packet and make four servings, adding more vegetables.

Spray 2-4 sheets of foil with cooking spray.  Layer Kielbasa and vegetables on foil.  Add salt and pepper over top, sprinkle with Olive oil.  Fold foil over and secure sides.  Place on the grill over medium high heat.  Turn a quarter turn every ten minutes.  At the end of 30 minutes, test the potatoes for doneness.

Open packets onto plates and enjoy!

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I served my packets with a cucumber salad, which is also a refreshing summer salad.  Here’s how I make it:

Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers, diced into bite-size pieces
Chopped chives or green onions, chopped
Salt & Pepper
Sour Cream

Add cucumbers, chives and salt and pepper.  Add enough sour cream to cover cucumbers.  The moisture from the cucumber will thin out the sour cream, so start by adding a small amount and add more if needed.

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All this meal needs is a patio and a summer breeze!  Enjoy!

From my country grill,



Thirty Minute Grilled Supper

Let me show you what’s been cooking in the country!

Crank up the grill!  Dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes or less!20150701_165937_resizedb

One thing I love about summer is using the grill even more! We use ours in the winter too, but in the summer it really gets a workout! Supper can be ready really fast with a supper like the one I’m featuring today…

I started making a Grilled Foil Kielbasa supper several summers ago and it quickly became one of my go-to summer recipes. I shared it a while back but it’s worthy of a rerun because I’m afraid someone out there overlooked it and I want to do you a favor and introduce you to this great meal. =)  Here’s how I make it:

Grilled Kielbasa Packets

1 lb. Kielbasa, cut into 2 inch pieces – I use Turkey Kielbasa
2-3 potatoes, quartered
4 half ears Corn on the cob
1 onion, sliced
4 Tbl. Butter
Salt, Pepper, Paprika


Cut four 15″ pieces of foil. Layer the Kielbasa, potatoes, onion and corn on the foil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place 1 tbl of butter on top. Bring edges of foil together to the top and fold down to close tightly. Seal sides by crimping edges. Place on 350 degree grill for about 20 minutes, turning packet occasionally. Test potatoes to see if they’re soft. Take a close look…


I set the packet on the plates and just open them up and serve it rustic style. It’s like eating at the campfire (as I imagine it would be…I’m not much of a camper!). But the Kielbasa is a little charred, the potatoes are tender and the corn, perfect! Add a piece of bread and a side salad and you have dinner complete!


I hope you’ll fire up the grill and try this soon. Plan for it on a busy day. This will make your life easier (and tastier!).

What have you been cooking this week?

With love from my country kitchen,