Steak Fajita Foil Packets
Super easy foil packets make the BEST dinner recipe! Juicy steak with peppers and onions. Cook in the oven, on the grill, or perfect for camping.
- 1 pound flank or rib eye steak thinly sliced against the grain
- 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 bell peppers any combination of red, green, yellow, or orange, thinly sliced
- 1 small red or yellow onion thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper
- small flour or corn tortillas
- optional: 1-1/2 cups of dry minute rice
- toppings: salsa, sour cream, avocado slices or guacamole, fresh cilantro, additional limes for squeezing
In a medium bowl combine the 2 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. onion powder and 1/4 tsp. paprika. Stir until well combined. Add in steak and 2 tbsp of the olive oil and stir to combine. In another bowl put 3 thinly sliced bell peppers, 1 small thinly sliced onion and remaining 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper if desired.
Cut out (8) 20 inch long sheets of aluminium foil. You will use two pieces of foil for each fajita packet.
If using rice add 1/4 cup of dry minute rice on the center of each packet. Then, using tongs, divide fajita beef mixture equally onto the center of each foil packet on top of the rice. Place peppers/onion mixture equally on the sides of the steak.
Fold all edges of the two layers of foil over the fajitas, seal and close up packets.
Optional: place a small stack (5-6) tortillas on another set of smaller foil squares, fold all edges over the tortillas, seal and close up packets.
Make it Now
Oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place foil fajita packets onto a baking sheet. Then place into preheated oven on the middle rack. Bake meat packet for 17 to 18 minutes or until cooked through to desired doneness. Place foil tortilla packets into oven directly onto rack during the last 10 minutes of meat packets cooking. Remove both from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving. Serve fajitas with warmed tortillas and any desired toppings.
Grill: Grill foil packets directly onto the grill for 12-15 minutes, flipping once halfway. Also place foil tortilla packets into onto grill and cook until warmed through. Remove from grill and let cool 5 minutes before serving. Serve fajitas with warmed tortillas and any desired toppings.
Campfire: Your campfire should have been going for a while so that you have a nice 1-2 inch layer of hot & ready white coals. Place your foil packets on the coals and cook for 4 minutes on one side, then flip over and cook another 4 minutes on the other side. Continue flipping every few minutes until cooked through to desired doneness. Open up foil packet, let cool 5 minutes and then serve with warmed tortillas. To warm tortillas place over a grill rack above the coals and heat until warmed through.
Make it a Freezer Meal
Place foil wrapped packets into a gallon sized labeled freezer safe bag. Add foil-wrapped tortillas in another gallon bag, seal and place inside bag with fajitas packs. Seal bags together as a kit, removing as much air as possible and freeze.
Which foil is best? There is regular aluminum foil, heavy duty foil and even non-stick foils. My favorite way to make these is by wrapping the meat/fajita mixture first using one piece of non-stick foil. Then I like to wrap that in heavy duty foil for that extra layer of protection on the grill.
But can you make them in regular foil? Yes! Just use two - three sheets of foil and make sure it feels strongly tightly wrapped.
With or without rice? If you make these without the rice, you will have some liquids that get steamed off from the peppers, onions and meat, so if you like all those juices then omit the rice. But if you prefer less liquids or a heartier meals add in the minute rice. Don't use regular rice as it won't cook in time.
Cooking spray? If you'd like to spray your foil sheet with cooking spray first, go right ahead. I found it didn't make too much of a difference when using the non-stick foil, but when using regular foil it is more helpful.
Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3270IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.2mg