Garlic Steak Foil Packs
Garlic Steak Foil Packs is the perfect fuss-free dinner after a long day of camping. It’s served piping hot with filling steak and potatoes and is super simple to make.
- 1 pound Idaho® Dutch yellow potatoes, cut into equal portions, halved or quartered*
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 pint mushrooms, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced**
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
- 1 (12 ounce) sirloin steak, divided into four 3 ounce portions
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
- Parsley, minced, for garnish
* Make sure your potatoes are cut in equal portions as that helps them to cook evenly.
** Use dried garlic in place of fresh if that's what you have on hand; 1 teaspoon will do, divided among each packet.
- Prep the campfire for low heat: Build a fire and shovel the coals to the center, maintaining a low and even heat for cooking with glowing red embers.
- Prep the potatoes: Place the cut potatoes, onion, and mushrooms in a large bowl.
- Add the garlic and drizzle the cooking oil over top. Toss to coat.
- Add the salt, thyme, paprika, and steak seasoning to the bowl and toss again.
- Assemble the packets: Arrange four 12 inch sections of heavy duty aluminum foil on a clean work surface.
- Divide the potato mixture evenly between each packet.
- Place beef over top of each.
- Top each steak with a pat of butter.
- Fold the foil up on the edges, crimping to securely seal the package.
- Grill the packets: Place each foil packet around the edge of the fire, and cook about 35 to 40 minutes, rotating as needed to evenly cook. Packets are done when potatoes are fork-tender and steak is cooked through to at least 135 degrees F. The onions and mushrooms will soften in the juices.
- Serve: Serve each hobo packet as its own plate, unfolding the foil and allowing the steam to escape.
- Season with Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.
Yield: 4 servings
Recipe and photo used with permission from:
Idaho Potato Commission