Steak and Potato Foil Packs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 02, 2023
As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Then when I set up camp, it's easy to cook over a campfire. If I'm at home, I use my grill, and the food is just as good. —Ralph Jones, San Diego, California
Steak and Potato Foil Packs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 beef top sirloin steaks (1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 3 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Prepare grill for medium heat or preheat oven to 450°. Cut each steak into 4 pieces. In a large bowl, combine steak, potatoes, onion, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide mixture among eight 18x12-in. pieces of heavy-duty foil, placing food on dull side of foil. Fold foil around potato mixture, sealing tightly.
  3. Place packets on grill or in oven; cook until potatoes are tender, 8-10 minutes on each side. Open packets carefully to allow steam to escape. If desired, sprinkle with additional rosemary.
Steak and Potato Foil Packs Tips

Can you bake steak and potato foil packs in the oven?

Absolutely! If it’s a rainy day, or you simply don’t want to fire up the grill, you can opt for the oven. Bake the steak and potato foil packs in a 400°F oven for 20-25 minutes.

Can you cook the steak medium-rare in the foil packs?

Although it’s harder to monitor the steak as it cooks because it’s wrapped up in foil, you can still cook it medium-rare when you’re making this steak and potato foil pack recipe. Cut the steaks in half and prepare them in 4 foil packs instead of 8. The bigger pieces will result in meat that's more rare.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 packet: 348 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch.