A few years ago we shared a post sharing 30 Delicious Tin Foil Dinners that got rave reviews! I might not be much of a camper, but I love a good foil pack dinner.
First of all, I love that foil pack dinners means that clean up is easy and I will have less dishes to do.
Second of all, the prep is usually pretty minimal and the ingredients can be adjusted to fit everyone’s preferences.
My kids absolutely love whenever we make “hobo dinners” because I set out all of ingredients and let them build their own, then we write their name on the outside of the foil with permanent marker and they eat them right out of the foil.
For some reason, it’s the coolest thing ever. As long as they are eating meat and vegetables without complaining, I will wrap their dinners in foil all day long!
I was wanting to make some foil dinners that were a little more sophisticated but using steak and topping it with a delicious garlic butter.
My husband and I are meat and potatoes type people, so these Steak and Potato Foil Pack Dinners are right down our alley!
How to wrap foil pack dinners:
When you are making a foil pack dinner, it’s important to wrap it correctly.
You want to leave enough space in your foil pack that there is room for steam to travel around and cook your food.
You also want to fold the ends of the foil together to seal in the heat and moisture, rather than just scrunching the foil together at the ends.
Be sure to use high quality aluminum foil so your foil pack is sturdy enough to transport. You can always add a second layer of foil if you are worried about it being too flimsy.
How to cook foil dinners in the fire:
We love making foil pack dinners all year long, but especially in the summer. These Steak and Potato Foil Pack Dinners are perfect to take camping.
Don’t place the foil packs directly in the flames. Instead place them on hot coals that are white in color and let cook for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
Carefully open your foil pack and check to make sure meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
Be sure to pack some long tongs and a campfire cooking glove for safety.
How to cook foil dinners in the oven:
If you’re not much of a campfire person, you can cook your foil pack dinner in the oven.
Follow the recipe directions below to prepare your dinner, then place foil packs on a baking sheet and cook at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, or until meat is cooked through and potatoes are tender.
How to cook foil dinners on the grill:
Grilling might be my favorite way to cook foil pack dinners. It’s really easy and takes the least amount of time. I also love the char that a grill gives.
To grill your foil pack dinners, heat the grill to medium-high heat then place foil packs directly on the grill.
Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through.
Open carefully and check that meat has been cooked through and potatoes are tender.
How to make steak and Potato foil pack dinners:
Heat grill to medium-high heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced potatoes, onion and steak. Pour olive oil over the top and toss until well combined.
Place 4-6 pieces of foil (approx. 12″x18″) on a clean working space. Divide steak and potato mixture evenly between foil pieces. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
Divide garlic butter evenly between foil packs and place on top of steak and vegetables.
Fold the ends of the foil together and seal open ends closed tightly. Place foil packs on the grill and close lid. Cook for 15 minutes, turning over halfway through, until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender.
Carefully open foil packs and serve.
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