These steak and potato foil packs recipe is filled with tender pieces of top sirloin steak, baby Yukon gold potatoes, corn on the cob, onions, garlic and seasoned perfectly, then oven-baked. An easy and delicious meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight, great for camping, and they’re perfect for grilling too.
Steak and potatoes is such a classic dish, and it’s one that I’ve been making for years. There’s nothing better than juicy, tender steak, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Just thinking about it brings back memories of my childhood. When I was a kid, a dinner like this was reserved for special occasions, and it just seemed to taste extra special, too. When I became a mom, I would make steak and potatoes to mark special occasions, as well.
Steak and Potato Foil Packs
Now the kids are all grown up, I tend to make this recipe a lot for our weekend dinners that we still love to have. Again, it’s a delicious dish that I reserve for special occasions, even though it’s incredibly simple to make. It doesn’t take much time at all, which means I get a recipe fit for a special occasion, and I actually get to enjoy that special occasion with my family rather than being stuck in the kitchen.
These foil packs are so delicious and so easy to make. Tender, perfectly seasoned sirloin steak, baby Yukon potatoes, and mini corn on the cob are all cooked together to perfection inside a foil packet. From there, it’s an easy matter of opening them up and placing the contents on a plate. You end up with steak that is perfectly cooked every time, and potatoes and corn that are both cooked to tender but firm perfection.
While You’ll Love This Steak and Potatoes Foil Pack Recipe
From their ease to their flavor, these packs have a lot going for them. There are so many reasons to love them!
- They are absolutely full of flavor. In addition to the great textures, I use a fantastic seasoning mix to really make the recipe pop.
- They’re so easy to make, too. Using foil packs allows you to cook everything together to perfection in the oven or on the grill.
- The convenience factor is high with this recipe. Pack them ahead of time and then cook them up when you’re ready.
- This is a great recipe for camping. The only things you need to cook them outdoors are foil and a campfire grill grate.
- The ingredients are so simple! There’s nothing fancy here, simple ingredients that make for big-time flavor.
Tips and Variations
Although this recipe is incredibly simple, I do have some tips here that will help you make it the best that it can possibly be. I also have some great variations to ensure that you make the perfect dish for you and your family every time.
- Cut your meat and potatoes into 1-inch pieces to ensure they cook evenly.
- Always be sure your packs are completely sealed to lock in the steam and moisture.
- Always use heavy-duty aluminum foil when making your packets. They’ll stand up to the heat and folding so you don’t have to worry about them falling apart.
- Add any of your favorite vegetables to foil packs.
- Use any of your favorite potatoes from Yukon Gold – my favorite – to russet, red, and any other variety you love.
- You can make these packs using steak, chicken, pork, or even shrimp.
Steak and Potatoes Foil Pack FAQ
If you have questions about this steak and potatoes foil pack recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most frequently asked questions about this recipe.
Why cook steak in foil packs?
Cooking steak – or any meat, for that matter – in foil packs ensures that the meat is evenly cooked and juicy thanks to the steam that gets locked inside. In addition, it makes cleanup a breeze.
What is the best steak to use in foil packs?
Cuts of steak like top sirloin, ribeye, and porterhouse are all great in foil packs.
What do you put in a foil dinner?
Generally speaking, you can put anything in a foil dinner pack. Popular choices include beef, pork, and chicken, along with classic veggies like carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, corn, green beans, and the like.
What kind of aluminum foil should be used for foil packs?
You should only use heavy-duty aluminum foil when cooking with foil packs. Heavy-duty foil is less likely to rip under the weight of the food, and it protects the food from burning.
Can you prepare foil packs in advance?
Absolutely. Simply place your prepared ingredients into the packs and then cook them up later in the day or even the next day.
Steak and Potatoes Foil Pack Seasoning
It all starts with the seasoning! For this recipe, I combined Slap Ya Mama, Kinders’ Buttery Steak Seasoning, and a variety of other spices to create a seasoning blend that’s robust, a bit sweet, and has just the right amount of heat. I highly recommend using this seasoning mix to get the full effect of this recipe.
Steak and Potato Foil Packs Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Top sirloin steak, into 1-inch cubes
- Baby Yukon potatoes, quartered
- Mini corn on the cobs, slice each cob into 3rds
- Cloves garlic
- Olive oil
- Kinder’s buttery steak seasoning
- Slap ya mama
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
- Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Steak and Potato Foil Packs Instructions
Talk about easy! A full steak dinner doesn’t get much simpler than this one. It only takes a few simple steps to make.
Step 1: Season the Food
Place the steak, potatoes, corn, onions, garlic, and oil in a large bowl and toss to coat. Then, add the seasonings and stir to coat again.
Step 2: Fill the Foil Packs
Place the sheets of foil on a flat surface and divide steak mixture evenly between each piece of foil, adding 3 pieces of corn on the cob in each packet. Then, place a tablespoon of butter into each pack.
Step 3: Seal and Bake
Fold the packet to seal them completely and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the packs for 20-25 minutes at 425-degrees or until the potatoes are tender.
Try This Steak and Potato Foil Packs Recipe Today
If you want a full steak dinner that feels special but doesn’t take special effort, then give this steak and potatoes foil pack recipe a try. It’s an easy recipe that delivers all the great ingredients and flavors that we love in a steak dinner without having to slave away in the kitchen. Whip up this recipe for your family, and I guarantee you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Steak and Potato Foil Packs
- 2 lbs top sirloin steak, into 1 inch cubes
- 1 lb baby Yukon potatoes, quartered
- 5 mini corn on the cobs, sliced into 3rds
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Kinder’s buttery steak seasoning
- 2 teaspoons slap ya mama
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoons black pepper
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 5 sheets of Heavy duty foil
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add steak, potatoes, corn, onions, garlic and oil. Toss to mix.
- Add seasonings, stir to coat.
- Place foil on a flat surface and spoon ⅕th of the mixture onto the foil, adding 3 pieces of corn on the cobs in each packet.
- Place a tablespoon of butter into each packet.
- Fold to seal and place on a baking sheet.
- Place in a preheated 425° oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Here are a couple pics that are perfect to pin to your favorite Pinterest boards.