2 pounds of lean sirloin steak, cut into 2-inch chunks
1 pound of baby yellow potatoes, quartered or halved
1 tablespoon of minced garlic (adjust to taste)
2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning (or a blend of dried oregano, thyme, and parsley)
1 teaspoon of onion powder
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) if baking the foil packets.
Mix & Marinate: In a large mixing bowl, combine sirloin steak chunks, baby yellow potatoes, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Gently toss until the ingredients are well-coated with the flavorful seasonings.
Packet Prep: Divide the mixture evenly among four 12×12 inch aluminum foil sheets. Seal the contents securely to create neat foil packets, trapping the flavors inside.
Grilling: Place the foil packets over high heat on the grill for approximately 10 minutes on each side, monitoring for preferred doneness.
Oven: Position the foil packets on a baking sheet in the preheated oven, baking for about 20 minutes or until steak and potatoes reach the desired tenderness.
Serve with Style: Carefully open the foil packets (watch out for steam!) and garnish with fresh parsley for an extra zesty touch. Serve directly from the foil or plate for an appealing presentation.
Different Steak Cut: Certainly! Experiment with other steak cuts according to your preference while keeping in mind variations in tenderness and flavor.
Sealing Packets: Ensure tight folding and sealing of foil packet edges to prevent leakage during cooking and preserve flavors.
Marination Necessity: While marinating enhances flavors, if short on time, tossing ingredients with seasonings just before cooking still yields delicious results.
Additional Vegetables: Customize by adding favorite vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms, adjusting cooking times for even doneness.
Preparing in Advance: While freshest flavors result from immediate cooking, ingredients can be prepared in advance, assembling foil packets just before cooking.
Microwave Use: Recommended methods are oven baking or high-heat grilling for desired texture and flavor; microwaving may lead to uneven cooking and altered texture.