The smell of grilled meat and vegetables is irresistible, making our mouth water. However, grilling could take time, especially for some meat, to cook well. Using foil packs in the oven or grill can cook every meal a bit quicker since the foil is a good heat conductor. Plus, prep time is relatively faster, too, because you can season or marinate and wrap them all in foil.
Here are some great recipe ideas that you can try at home when you want a cook your meal in a foil packet in oven.
Grilled Summer Salad Foil Packs in the Oven
Grilling is not only for meat; you can also make grilled veggies in foil.
Try this tantalizing grilled summer salad recipe for a vegetarian version of a foil packet.
Simply slice up your favorite fresh summer vegetables and coat them with a homemade lime vinaigrette whipped up from lime juice, olive oil, and salt.
This particular recipe features sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, and black beans, but any combination of your favorite veggies could debut in this foil pack.
Garlic Steak And Potato Foil Packs
Now that you know how to grill vegetables in foil, let’s toss some steak with that for a perfect meal.
With ample butter and garlic, this foil pack will surely please your tastebuds.
Chop up all of your favorite veggies, and make sure to cut up the potatoes really small because they take the longest to cook.
Drizzle with a mixture of garlic, thyme, and butter. Wrap tightly and bake or grill for 20 minutes or until the steak is done to your preference.
Clam, Bacon, Little Potato Foil Packs
This recipe calls for pan-frying the bacon first, then the diced potatoes with one teaspoon of bacon fat and a tablespoon of butter.
Divide the clams and potatoes between the pouches and add slices of crumbled bacon. Top with sliced green onions and a dash of ground pepper.
A wine and garlic combination poured over the top lends this combination a sophisticated feel. Once the pouches are done, dribble melted butter into the hot steaming pack of clams and potatoes and dig in!
Grilled Green Beans
Boil the green beans until slightly tender but still crisp for this summery dish. Drop immediately into ice water, then drain and pat dry.
Cook shallots and garlic in butter and combine with the green beans and cheese. Grill in a tin foil packet until the cheese is melted, approximately seven to nine minutes.
These are amazing as a meatless main dish or as a healthy side.
Meatball Foil Packet Meal
Try this recipe for a smorgasbord of yummy ingredients compiled into one dish.
Mix frozen homestyle meatballs, your favorite frozen vegetables, tater tots, and sharp cheddar cheese. Season with salt to taste. Grill the concoction for 30 minutes, and enjoy!
Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Foil Packet
For a flavorful combination of barbeque sauce and sweet pineapple, try this recipe. Whisk together your favorite barbecue sauce, juice from a can of pineapple slices, soy sauce, and garlic.
Spread the mixture across the chicken, reserving a quarter of a cup. Grill the packets for 15 minutes, flipping halfway. Baste the cooked chicken with the remaining sauce and garnish with green onion.
Grilled Herb Crusted Potatoes and Pork Tenderloin Foil Packet
This recipe cleverly uses a pork tenderloin already marinated. Or you can make a variation using marinated or seasoned meat for a steak and potato foil pack.
For the veggies, combine chopped potatoes with olive oil, garlic herbs, parmesan, salt, and pepper.
Line the potatoes along each side of the pork tenderloin in the tin pouch and grill for 30 minutes. Feel free to garnish with additional herbs and parmesan. Yum!
Cheesy Steak And Potatoes
Chop up the steak and potatoes, making sure they’re both cubed small enough to cook thoroughly. Add them to the foil packs and add ample butter.
Add your favorite melting cheese during the last three to five minutes of cooking to make the potatoes cheesy. It will yield an ooey-gooey foil pack of cheesy deliciousness.
Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets
Chop chicken into chunks and combine in the foil pouch. Grill for 20 minutes, then open up the packets and layer the meat and veggies with cheese and parsley.
Grill for another minute or two until the cheese is melted. These are fabulous!
Southwest Pork Chop Foil Packs
For this flavorful dish, mix black beans, corn, salsa verde, chili powder, and cumin, then spoon over and around each pork chop.
Top with shredded cheese and grill for 20 minutes, turning halfway through. You can garnish with lime slices for another pop of flavor.
What are you waiting for? Choose among all these recipes, prep them, and cook them in foil packs in the oven. It’s the same mouthwatering goodness as any grilled dish, but it is much easier and faster to cook!