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Steak Foil Packets will change your dinner routine at home and while camping! With just 10 minutes of prep and a hands-off 20 minutes to cook, this is one of the easiest and tastiest steak dinners ever!
I made it and it turned out great. It was so flavorful. Great recipe! I will be doing it again, my family loved it!Anna on Pinterest
They are recipes where all of the ingredients are wrapped in foil, then are baked or grilled. These dinners are incredibly easy to make, and there are so many different types of dishes you can prepare with this method!
You can either boil the potatoes first or cube them very small so they cook at the same time as the steak.
This is one of my favorite recipe to make with kids. You can give them a square of foil and have them fill it with their favorite ingredients. The possibilities are endless.
This is the perfect recipe for cooking over an open fire. I like to pre-make the foil packets at home and pack them in a cooler with ice. They are so easy to cook over an open fire and so tasty!
Steak Foil Packets Ingredients
You most likely have most of the seasonings you need on hand. You can even use your own choice of steak seasonings.
- Steak: Use top sirloin or ribeye steak for the best results. Cut the steak into 2-inch pieces.
- Potatoes: Chop your potatoes into 1-inch pieces. You can use any kind of potato you prefer or have on hand.
- Red pepper: Red bell pepper is delicious in this recipe, although any color of pepper will work perfectly.
- Onion: Use a small onion for this recipe. I recommend a small white or yellow onion.
- Garlic: You can crush or mince fresh garlic to use, or use minced garlic from a jar.
- Lemon juice: That little burst of zest pairs so well with the peppers, steak, and potatoes!
- Olive oil: A little olive oil goes a long way with adding so much flavor to this steak dinner recipe.
Steak Foil Packets in the Oven or Grill
- Cut steak into 2-inch pieces. Dice potatoes, red pepper, and onion into 1-inch pieces or smaller.
- Partially cook the potatoes by boiling them on the stove for 5 minutes, or by cooking for 2 minutes in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl filled with water.
- Mix together oil, garlic, paprika, thyme, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Toss the steak, potatoes, onions, and peppers in the mixture.
- Cut foil squares large enough to contain and fold over the steak and potatoes, then divide the mixture evenly between them. Seal the foil packs and cook on the grill for 10 minutes, or in the oven at 425°F for around 20 minutes.
- When done cooking, open the pack and finish the steak directly on the grill, or place it under the broiler for a couple of minutes, to brown. Serve in the pack or on a plate.
How to Cook Steak in the Oven with Foil
Follow the instructions to assemble and seal your steak foil bake, then cook in the oven for 425°F for around 20 minutes.
You'll want to brown the steak when it's done cooking, so switch your oven broiler on and let the packs brown for a few minutes under the broiler with the foil open.
Degrees of Doneness
Follow this chart and our Steak Temperature Chart to find your ideal degree of doneness!
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omg this recipe was so good plus it was so quick and easy to make.@tiffanyf1982
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Steak Foil Packets
- 1 ½ lb. steak use top sirloin or ribeye for best results, chopped into 2" pieces
- 1 lb. potatoes chopped into 1" pieces
- 1 red pepper chopped into 1" pieces
- 1 small onion chopped into 1" pieces
- 3 Tbsps. olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic approximately 2 tsps., crushed
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. thyme
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- Cut 1 ½ lb. steak into roughly 2-inch pieces. Dice 1 lb. potatoes, 1 red pepper, and 1 small onion into 1-inch pieces or smaller.Partially cook the potatoes by boiling them for 5 minutes on the stove or cooking for 2 minutes in a dish with some water in the microwave.
- Mix together 3 Tbsp. oil, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. thyme, ½ tsp. each salt and pepper, and 2 tsp. lemon juice. Toss the steak, potatoes, onions, and peppers in the oil mixture.
- Cut foil squares large enough to contain and fold over the steak and potatoes mixture, then divide the mixture evenly between them.
- Seal up the foil packs and cook on the grill for 10 minutes or in the oven at 425°F for around 20 minutes. When done cooking, open the pack and finish the steak directly on the grill or place it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown. Serve in the pack or on a plate.
- Try adding garlic butter sauce or other vegetables to these easy steak foil packs!
Photos by Caroline Williams.