Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packets

Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packets have melt in your mouth beef with hearty veggies that are grilled to perfection with butter that has garlic and herbs inside.  This is one amazing meal that you don’t want to miss out on! 

Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packets

We have been loving every second of this warm weather and trying to get the thousands of things ready before baby gets here.  We spent all day on Saturday doing yard work together.  I love yard work but things are getting difficult with only about a week to go until this babe gets here.  My back is out and my feet are so swollen.  It feels so good to put my feet up and relax and eat some chocolate.  🙂

We love that this weekend is a long weekend and I love planning for Memorial Day.  We love having a big BBQ followed by a fire and s’mores.  Foil packets are one of my all time favorite things to grill.  It is the perfect meal in one.

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When I was thinking about how to switch up our normal foil packets I wanted to include steak for my steak loving son.  And what better thing to include with them is a butter with garlic and herbs?  It just melts while it cooks and creates the most tender and perfect steak and veggies.

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We absolutely loved these foil packets!  Easily one of our favorites.  I love how the grill gives the slightly charred edges.  These were full of amazing flavor and I loved the combination of the herbs.

You guys have got to grill these this summer.   They are fantastic and will become a new favorite at your house as well!

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Butter Garlic Herb Steak Foil Packets have melt in your mouth beef with hearty veggies that are grilled to perfection with butter that has garlic and herbs inside. This is one amazing meal that you don't want to miss out on!
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound small red potatoes, cut into fourths
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • ½ red onion, cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ pound top sirloin steak, cut into one inch cubes*
  • Garlic Herb Butter:
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. In a medium sized bowl add the red potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and red onion. Add salt and pepper and toss with olive oil.
  2. Place four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy aluminum foil on counter. Evenly place vegetable mixture on each piece of foil. Top vegetables with steak.
  3. To make the garlic herb butter: In a small bowl add the butter, parsley, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Divide evenly and place on top of the steak. Double fold top and ends of each piece of foil, leaving space for steam to gather.
  4. Place packets on the grill and coverl. Grill 15 minutes or until steak is cooked through and veggies are tender. Carefully open packets and serve.
*I didn't sear the beef before hand and cooked this meal on the grill in tin foil. I do however flip the packets over onto the flame at the very end to give the beef and veggies a slight char.



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  1. What a brilliant idea. Having just bought a brand new barbecue I’m looking for great recipes. This totally hits the spot, especially as I’m the world’s worst steak griller!

  2. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl= yummy!

  3. I’m just wondering I’d you grilled the steak before adding it to the packets. It us so beautifully browned and I can’t see that happening being steamed in a foil packet.

    • It will cook perfectly on your grill all together in the foil packets. If you like your steak cooked medium well or well done then you may want to keep it on the fire a little longer. If you need to speed up the time or doing it over a campfire I would recommend cooking it before on the stove and warming them up in the foil packets on the grill or campfire.These are perfect for camping too! I am in LOVE with tinfoil dinners!
      For this dinner I cooked it all in the tinfoil packet and at the end I flipped the packet over and placed it directly on the flame to give the edges a slight char. Hope that helps!! Xo

      • Yep! Just made. Definitley no charred areas. Cook meat seperately, and only do veggies in the packet if you are looking for it to come up like the picture.

      • Can you please describe how you ‘flipped the packets over’ to get a char. Do,you,mean you opened the packets and,flipped the contents onto a grilling pan on the grill? Or just flipped the unopened packets over? Not sure what you mean….in order to,obtain a char on the contents.

        • I just used tongs and flipped the whole unopened package so the hot grilled side was facing up. I flipped it after 10 min., turned the grill heat up to high and finished it off (5-10 min. depending how well done you want your steak). I like it charred and this seemed to work the best for my grill.

      • How would you get char on steak wrapped in foil?

        • I flipped the packet at the end and cooked it on direct heat for the remainder of the time. I have the instructions at the bottom of the recipe for more clarification! Hope that helps!! Xo

      • So you cooked it using indirect heat then moved it over the flames (still in the packet) to brown it up?

      • Curious….Its like 110 here this weekend….nobody wants to go outside and I sure don’t want to turn the oven on…Has anyone tried searing the meat and then cooking it a crock pot?

      • Can it be cooked in the oven too? how long and what temperature?

        • Yes! Just put it on a cookie sheet to bake. 400* for 30-40 minutes. You will want to flip it and cook another 15 minutes or until the steak is cooked to your temperature liking. Others have said 350* for 60 minutes too. Good luck!! Let me know how it turns out!! XO

          • LaKisha Barry says:

            Literally just cooked this in the oven! YUMMY! Family loved it!! Thank you for such an awesome recipe 😊👍🏾

          • Oh AWESOME!! That is SO great to hear!! I am glad it worked out great in the oven!! Thanks for sharing!! XO

      • Stephanie says:

        Hi Alyssa, we are teaching our 11 year d son to cook. He loves using the grill and also loves packet cooking. This dish is going to be his next endeavor. Planning on 4th of July. For Father’s Day, he made his Dad the shrimp boil foil packets and they were amazing. Excited to let you know how these turned out for him. Any other packet recipes would be appreciated.

        • AWESOME!! That is so great he loves to cook!! Way to go!! I will keep that in mind for about another recipe:)! Always trying new and fun things here. I am so happy he is great at cooking and has been making some of my recipes! That puts a smile on my face!! Keep up the great work. Thanks for sharing! Xo

    • I was wondering the same thing

  4. Kimberly Witkowski says:

    How well would these do in the oven? We’re currently grill-less, but these look amazing!

    • i did 350 for 30 mins…. checked them and they needed to go back in so did another 30 mins it was great.

    • You can do foil packets anywhere if you have something like a metal trash can lid also an area outside, get coals started in a chimney and pour on lid then spread out coals and lay packets on coals turn over cook longer

  5. What temp would you grill at?

    • Every grill setting is different but we had ours set to medium high for 15 minutes with the lid closed. It may vary depending on your grill. I hope that helps! Good Luck!!

      • The sirloin steak was tender after only 15 minutes?

        • YES!! It is so flavorful and tasty!! If you would like your steaks cooked longer that is great too! Just make sure to flip them at the very end so they can have the charred look and appearance when serving them!! Hope that helps! Xo

  6. Literally just made this. Still chewing! Great flavors, but to come out like the picture, I would recommend only doing the veggies in the foil packets and cooking the steak seperately, directly on the grill. Definitely looks nothing like above, but still tastes great. No charred areas whatsoever on the steak or veggies, and there is oily, watery stuff at the bottom of each foil packet. Love this recipe though, will use again – but will tweak moving forward. Came together easily and with little mess, which is great when it’s hot and you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen assembling, cooking and cleaning up! A couple of questions – open or closed grill? Also, what heat do you get your grill to? Thanks!

  7. Hello made these tonight. They didn’t look all charred like yours. They were ok. My husband asked if to add more flavor to meat if I was to marinade the meat before grilling. Peppers,onions, herbs all came straight from the garden. I just wanted the meat to have more flavor. It was top sirloin cut in 1″ pieces. Any suggestions.

  8. I am grilless …. 🙁 … Was wondering it i would be able to do this in the oven? Guess I could pop them open under the broiler instead of flipping them over, you think?

    • The oven would work great too! Place the packets on a baking sheet in the oven at 400* for about 55 minutes to one hour until the potatoes are soft and the meat is cooked through to your liking. Flip half way through. Check it half way through. I haven’t made this recipe in the oven yet! You will have to let me know how it turned out!! Good luck!

      • I think I would probably quickly brown the meat first & then add everything to the packets to cook the inside.

  9. Lana Schultz says:

    Um,do you pre cook potatoes before hand,I don’t see raw potatoes done in 15 mins

  10. Just made this. Literally, eating it as I type. Came out great. I did the flipping the packets trick and got a nice char. Would reccommend a little more salt and a little more garlic (I didn’t use fresh, used the kind in the jar), but all in all delish! <3

  11. Cheryl Smith says:

    I’ve done something like this called Cowboy Stew for many yrs with hamburg and buillion cube in packet along with veggies and butter. Delious, tho I recommend not adding salt. Love this idea with steak as each person gets own steak/ veggies at same time. Gonna try Rib Eye steak. YUMO!

  12. Hi. We made this last night. It didn’t turn out the same as your video, and we followed your instructions to a tee (we even did the flip). When we opened the packets, it was more like the beef was stewed with the vegetables and there was a lot of liquid. Any suggestions Dow to prevent it from being beef stew the next time we make it?

    • OH BUMMER!! I am so sorry to hear that!! I would maybe recommend raising the heat to a higher temperature. It may help out. I am not sure what went wrong if you did the exact recipe and the flip. I hope you will try it again and it works better for you!

  13. Cindy M. says:

    Would like to confirm that I should have the grill at medium high heat. When I place the packets on the grill and cover, are they placed on indirect side? Then when I flip the packets should I place the packets on the direct side for another 10-15 minutes?

  14. Jennifer m says:

    Hey! So excited to try this looks great!
    We have a charcoal grill and I’m assuming the one you used was propane?
    May I suggest maybe a little more info next recipe if needed of course. We’re at over an hour in and it’s still not cooked and does looks like beef stew.
    Still thankful and still excited! Thank you

  15. I made this tonite on the gas grill at about *400. I was going to ask if you cooked it on its side or top up? I cooked it 20 min top up, slightly not on top of the fire medium flame. I could bite through the potatoes and carrots but they probably could have used 15 more minutes. I didnt want to overcook the meat. I couldn’t get a char either but it made a great flavor. I served it in a shallow bowl so the family could get the taste of the juices with each bite. What I liked MOST about this recipe, is that I got to sit at my prep table in the a/c to put it all together and then just check on the grill lol. That is important in TX. when it gets really hot (IMO). Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • AWESOME!! That is great to hear! I am sorry it didn’t char but I do love how you served it to your family with ALL the flavors! It is one of our family favorites!! Not too much of a mess either:)! Good luck with your heat in Texas! Xo

  16. Kathryn Fay says:

    Good morning I would like to know if I can used a chunk roast thank you for the help .

    • Yes, a chuck roast would be fine! I would do the same thing with flipping it at the end. I haven’t tried it yet!! You will have to let me know what it tastes like!! Hope it turns out well! Good luck! Xo

  17. Stephen says:

    Is it possible to make in the oven, and if so how long would it take and at what temperature

  18. sounds great! but what if you, like us, have a regular charcoal grill – not gas? please explain using one of those…

  19. Thank you for this inspiring recipe! I have been waiting all week to make this. My family and I are devouring it right now actually. Like most of the comments, ours turned out like beef stew. After reading all of the comments I will grill it directly on the coals next time.

    On a side note…the garlic herb butter in this recipe makes for absolutely amazing garlic toast. I had enough left for two slices and broiled my toast on high. It was the best I have ever had!!!

  20. Anna Kramer says:

    I am making this for Father’s Day and want it to be great! Few confusing things when reading comments. Do I seal the packets tightly? Something said that to leave open for steam. If wanting meat medium rare how long should I barbeque for ? And on direct flame before and after flipping?

  21. Linda Chandler says:

    This looks really good, but I don’t like my steak cooked through. What about adding the steak after the veggies have cooked for about 10 minutes? Maybe get a medium steak?

  22. can this receipt be done in an oven instead of a bar-b-cue….with good results

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