Scrumptious garlic steak and potatoes foil packs make for a super easy family dinner or even a backyard grill-out with friends!! This easy steak and potato foil packet recipe can be cooked in the oven or on the grill!!
Plus, clean up is super easy with these steak and potato foil packets!!
A yummy dinner of steak and potatoes that the family will love can’t get much easier than this 20-30 minute steak and potato foil packets in oven!!
How Do You Make a Foil Pack?
Whether you’re using a foil pack on the grill or in the oven, here’s how to make it:
- Cut a large piece of non-stick, heavy-duty aluminum foil (about 18×12-inches). If you’re using non-stick tin foil, you can use either the shiny or dull side.
- Spray your foil with cooking spray like you would a pan or skillet.
- If you’re using a sauce or wet ingredients, you’ll want to create a side on each side of the foil to keep the sauce inside. Then, place your ingredients in the middle.
- Now, it’s time to seal up your foil pack! You just want to fold the opposite sides towards each other and roll the edges to create a seal.
- You’re all set to grill or put your pack in the oven!
If You’re Creating the Foil Packs Ahead of Time
If you’re making your foil packs ahead of time, you will want to store them in the refrigerator.
How to Make Our Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs
We used Ribeyes, Yukon Gold potatoes, and Brussels sprouts for our garlic steak and potatoes foil packs.
You’ll want individual pieces of aluminum foil for each steak and potato foil packet.
The piece of foil should be large enough to wrap around the steak, plus 2 to 4 inches more to allow room for the potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
After washing your potatoes, cut them up into 1″ cubes, and split evenly with your 4 foil packs.
Cutting into 1″ cubes will insure they cook evenly with the steak
Next, cut the Brussels sprouts into halves, and distribute evenly amongst the 4 steak & potato foil packets.
Then, drizzle each foil packet with lemon juice and spread the garlic, salt, and pepper over each of the steaks.
To finish off each garlic steak and potato foil packs, top each steak with a pat of butter.
Close up the foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake the foil packs for 20 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
If you prefer your steak more on the done side, continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until your desire state of doneness.
Remove from the oven, pull open the foil carefully – there’s hot steam in there!
Serve within the foil pack!
While we were making this post for garlic steak and potatoes foil packs and sharing about it with friends, we were asked a few questions:
Can you cook foil packs in the oven?
Yes, you can cook foil packs in the oven! Our garlic steak and potato foil packs can be cooked in the oven or on the grill!!
If you do try these on the grill, I’d suggest a second layer of foil to prevent dripping & leaks.
What type of steak should I use for my garlic steak and potato foil packs?
We like nice quality meats so that the steak is tender and not chewy. Everyone has their favorites, but we like:
- Whole-eye fillet
- Rib-eye (more marbled means more flavor)
- New York Strip or Porterhouse
What other sides are good with steak foil packet dinners?
We love that you can have fun with the sides based on what the family likes.
You could use:
- sweet potatoes
- baby potatoes
- red potatoes
- red bell peppers
Also, you can get crazy with the potatoes, and mix in some chopped bacon and/or shredded cheddar cheese before sealing the packets.
Tips For Making Foil Packet Dinners Ahead of Time
- You can make these ahead, but I wouldn’t do too far ahead of time because the potatoes will start turning brown (oxidizing)
- Make sure to cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces to ensure they cook through. We like Yukon gold potatoes best for these foil packs. If you use a harder potato like a russet, I suggest par boiling them for 5-10 minutes before putting into the foil pack.
- You can season the steak ahead of time and seal in a zip-top bag in the fridge.
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- 4 Ribeye Steaks
- 2 Large Red Potatoes or 2 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 2 cups Brussels Sprouts
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1 Lemon
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place each steak in the center of a piece of foil large enough to wrap around the steak,
plus 2-4 inches of extra space.
- Cut potatoes into cubes and split evenly into each of the four foil squares.
- Cut Brussels sprouts in half and split evenly into each of the four foil squares.
- Drizzle lemon juice over each of the steaks.
- Spread garlic, salt and pepper over each of the steaks.
- Slice butter into 4 pats and place over each of the steaks.
- Close up each foil pouch and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then open each of the foil packets.
- Bake for an additional 10 minutes or to taste (if you prepare a rarer steak).
- Remove from the oven and serve in foil packet.
Cook longer until desired doneness on steak.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 29g