i have been getting ready for our road trip this next week, and have been trying to plan a few meals. i am not sure when or where we will actually be cooking over a campfire, but i definitely know i would like to do some campfire or barbecue cooking during the trip. and besides the Lemon Herb Steak Foil Packets i posted about last year, these Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Steak Foil Packets are one of my favorite camping meals to make. they are so easy, and leave no dirty dishes to clean, you just throw the foil away. i also love jalapeños, and the heat they bring to the dish…so i am putting these on our meal list. and if you have someone who doesn't love spicy, just omit the jalapeños.
for this Jalapeño Cilantro Lime Steak Foil Packets recipe, you will need to prepare your fresh vegetables. feel free to add any veggies that you like. just make sure they are all cut about the same size and thickness so that everything cooks evenly and at about the same time.
then you will generously season your steaks on both sides with salt and cracked pepper (i like to use Kosher salt, it tastes so much better).
then, on a piece of the heavy duty aluminum foil (approx. 12" x 12"), drizzle olive oil and dab it with little cubes of butter.
in the center of the foil, place one steak….on top of the butter and olive oil. make sure there is at least a 2" perimeter of foil once all the food is placed down to seal your packet shut. spread minced garlic on the steak, and then place the sliced jalapeño on top. place the onions and bell peppers next to the steak.
next, sprinkle fresh cilantro over the steak and veggies. also, squeeze the juice of half a lime over the steak, and then place that lime half next to the meat.
once you have placed all your meal in the middle of the foil, lightly drizzle olive oil and dot with a few small pieces of butter.
after you are done with the food prep, it is time to seal your foil packets shut. place an identical piece of foil on top of your meal and fold the foil shut on each side. make sure to roll each side at least 2 times to prevent leakage of food juices.
with a marker, mark each persons initial on their packets so you know who's is who's when you take them off the grill.
once you have sealed and marked your packets, place each of them onto the grill at medium-high heat. grill them for 8-10 minutes (depending on how you prefer your meat). flip them over halfway through the cooking. when we are camping, we place them on the hot coals, a camping stove or on the grill that goes across the campfire.
when your meat is finished cooking, wait a few minutes for the foil to cool down before you open. with a knife, puncture foil in the middle of your packet, and fold the foil open to reveal your meal. you can eat it right out of the foil. enjoy!
½ garlic clove (minced) or use dried
¼-1/2 bell pepper (sliced)
¼ onion (sliced)
fresh cilantro (chopped)
Salt (Kosher) & Pepper
Butter & Olive Oil
Heavy Duty Foil - 2 sheets (approx. 12" x 12")
preheat your grill or heat your coals on your campfire to medium high. on a piece of heavy duty tin foil (approx. 12" x 12"), lightly coat with olive oil and dot with butter. season both sides of your steak with salt and pepper. place the steak in the center of the foil. spread minced garlic on the steak and then place sliced jalapeños on top. next, place fresh vegetables and squeeze lime juice over everything. place the rest of the lime next to the steak. dot with butter and cover with the second piece of foil over the top. seal each side of the foil shut. once your packets are sealed and marked, place them onto the grill at medium-high heat. grill them for 8-10 minutes (depending on how you prefer your meat), flipping them over halfway through cooking. when they are finished grilling, let stand for 2-3 minutes before you open foil in the middle and enjoy.
and don't forget to try this Lemon Herb Steak Foil Packet recipe..it's just as good!