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Hobo Potatoes

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Hobo Potatoes
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Here’s a delicious side dish made using potatoes and bacon - perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Ingredients

2
cups cubed peeled potatoes
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2
cup diagonally sliced celery
2
tablespoons water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
8
slices precooked bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
2
tablespoons margarine or butter

Directions

  • 1 Heat grill. In 3-quart microwave-safe casserole, combine potatoes, onions, carrots, celery and water. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are hot and have just begun to cook, stirring once during cooking. Drain. Stir in salt and pepper.
  • 2 Cut 18x18-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil. Place potato mixture on foil. Top with bacon and dot with margarine. Wrap securely using double-fold seals, allowing room for heat expansion.
  • 3 Immediately place on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 4 To serve, carefully open foil packet to allow steam to escape.
Tips  

Partially cooking these potatoes in the microwave shortens the grilling time.

Purchase the precooked bacon slices in the grocery store meat department. Or try cooked bacon pieces packaged in jars or resealable plastic bags; look for them near the salad dressings.

Serve this dish with barbecued chicken or grilled chicken.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
55
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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