Salmon & Green Beans Hobo Dinner

Salmon & Green Beans Hobo Dinner

Hobo dinners were named as such because they are usually made in foil packets and can be cooked over campfire, without dishes to serve them on, which is needed for those living a nomadic type of lifestyle. The term has evolved to basically mean a meal wrapped in foil, and the cooking method can be over fire, in the oven, or in this case, in the slow cooker.

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Salmon & Green Beans Hobo Dinner
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Salmon & Green Beans Hobo Dinner

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 552kcal


  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper
  • 1 pound (454 g) yellow fingerling potatoes, sliced thin
  • 4 (4-ounce/113-gram) salmon fillets, deboned (skin on or skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon (1.5 g) fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2.3 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (300 g) green beans, trimmed
  • 8 tablespoons (120 g) salted butter or dairy-free butter


  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Spread four 2-foot lengths of aluminum foil or parchment paper onto your kitchen countertop. Evenly divide the sliced fingerling potatoes into the center of each piece. Place a salmon fillet onto each pile of potatoes. Sprinkle dill, garlic, salt, and pepper onto the top of each piece of fish.
  • Divide the green beans into 4 portions and put them on top of the salmon. Top each pile of green beans with 2 tablespoons of butter. Fold over the edges of the foil or parchment paper and crimp the sides to create a fully enclosed packet.
  • Place the packets into an empty 6-quart slow cooker (do not add water). Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Check doneness by opening one packet (careful, steam will escape quickly!). The fish is finished cooking when it flakes easily with a fork.


Nutrition Facts
Salmon & Green Beans Hobo Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 552 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 867mg36%
Potassium 1438mg41%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 1147IU23%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Salmon & Green Beans Hobo Dinner Recipe

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