Steak and Potatoes in Foil

 Years ago I used to make foil packet meals. My kids really liked them and I liked the few dishes that were dirtied this way. After seeing several on the internet I thought I would make one for us. In an effort that I am making this year, I used things from the freezer and odds and ends I had on hand. 
 It turned out well, and I will make again but I didn’t make the packet flat enough so it took a little longer to cook through. You can also make this in individual packets so each person has their own. Just remember to open them away from you so you don’t get burned on the steam. Use any combination of vegetables and meat you have on hand. The next time I am going to use the same vegetables and smoked sausage instead of the Sirloin steak. We thought the vegetables were excellent with this meal.
Steak and Potatoes in Foil
8 ounces boneless beef top sirloin (or meat of your choice)
½ package of frozen stir fry vegetables (16 oz package) Ours had onion, peppers, broccoli and green beans
2 medium potatoes peeled and cut in chunks 
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
If using frozen vegetables still frozen no liquid needs to be added
 Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine all ingredients in bowl, having the steak sliced in thin strips or small pieces. 
 Place beef mixture in center of foil sheet (about 24 by 12) for one packet or make individual packets. Double fold sides and ends of packet to seal, leaving head space for heat circulation. PLACE PACKET ON BAKING SHEET.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Let set for 5 minutes to allow potatoes to finish cooking. Carefully open one end of packet to allow steam to escape.


  1. We used to call these HoBo meals. Would make large hamburger patty, adding in some potato wedges and assortment of veggies, may even add in a couple strips of bacon or sliced sausage

    1. Yes, I had forgotten that they were often called that. Bacon sounds good also, especialy if the steak is a little dry.


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