Easy Mom Meals: Mini Pot Roast Pockets

Not very good in the kitchen? You have come to the right place. I am a very poor cook so all my Easy Mom Meals are very easy but still delicious. If you are a superb cook I think you’ll still enjoy these quick and easy meals as mom life is busy. Making dinner quick and easy will mark one more thing off your list.

These mini pot roast pockets, or hobo dinners as my mom called them growing up, are warm and delicious and can be customized in case of picky eaters. Want extra veggies in yours? Add them. Kids don’t like any spice or flavoring? Simply don’t add the soup mix to their pockets. Perhaps my favorite aspect of this dish is the quick cleanup. You need one cutting board and a knife for cutting the veggies and that’s it. The only cleanup will be your dinner plates and maybe your baking tray if your pockets leak a little. It can also be prepped ahead of time if necessary. I’ve never done it ahead of time so know that your potatoes could brown a bit if prepped early, but with the packets sealed tight, this should be minimized. They also make great meals for camping as they can be cooked over the grill or campfire.

I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine!

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Mini Pot Roast Pockets Yum
These mini pot roast pockets are easy and delicious. And my favorite part...they require very little cleanup! Can be done in the oven, on the grill, or over the campfire on camping trips.
Mini pot roast pockets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40-60 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1-1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 4-5 med carrots
  • 2-3 med potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 packet onion soup mix Use two packets if you want extra flavor.
  • 1 onion Optional. I don't use onions as I'm not a big fan but they would make a nice addition.
  • 4 pieces aluminum foil 1.5 feet each
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40-60 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1-1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 4-5 med carrots
  • 2-3 med potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 packet onion soup mix Use two packets if you want extra flavor.
  • 1 onion Optional. I don't use onions as I'm not a big fan but they would make a nice addition.
  • 4 pieces aluminum foil 1.5 feet each
Mini pot roast pockets
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Divide meat into 4 even patties about 1 inch thick. If you are feeding children you may want to make their portions smaller. Optional: Mix a small amount of the onion soup mix into the meat before making your patties.
  3. Wash your veggies. I like to use a vegetable brush to clean mine off under cold water. Cut carrots into 1 inch pieces and potatoes into 1-2 inch pieces. Optional: Cut large pieces of uncut onions.
  4. Place meat patties in the center of each piece of aluminum foil. Surround each patty with pieces of carrots and potatoes.
  5. Place 1/2-1 tbls butter on the center of each patty. Sprinkles approx 1 tbls of onion soup mix over the ingredients.
  6. Gather the corners of the foil up and scruntch together to seal each pocket. Place sealed pockets onto a baking sheet in case any sauce leaks out during baking.
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-60 minutes. Carefully unwrap one pocket keeping face away as steam escaping will be hot. Poke carrots and potatoes with a fork to check for doneness. Once vegetables are done the meat should be cooked through as well. You can check with a meat thermometer. Meat should read 140 degrees.
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That’s all there is to it! Keep yours wrapped up tight while you cut up your kids meals and mom will even get to eat a hot dinner! If you like this please pin it for later and check out my other Easy Mom Meals.

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