Monday, October 27, 2008

I ask you very confidentially

Sure you've heard of chicken in a foil packet, but have you ever made steak in a foil packet? I know I haven't. But the other night I decided, why not? Why not indeed. It made making dinner very easy. I don't recommend this with a nice cut of steak, because you're not going to get a sweet red medium rare this way, but for something thin and cheap this is definitely a way to go. And I'll let you in on my latest kitchen trick - keep a box of onion soup mix on hand at all times. It's great for dips, soups, dressing, and steak toppings.

Foil Packet Steak
  • Steak
  • 1 pkg onion soup mix
  • can of beef broth
  • can of mushrooms
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Tear about 3 feet of aluminum foil and foiled it in half. Lay the steak in the middle of the foil. Spread the broth and onion soup mix over the steak . Fold up the foil and seal it so the broth doesn't leak out. Cook for 40 minutes.

Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 297.4
Total Fat 13.8 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Cholesterol 64.6 mg
Sodium 1,259.6 mg
Potassium 572.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 30.5 g


  1. Good idea! I've never tried this either. It's so nice to be able to just pop something in the oven and not have to stand in front of the stove sometimes :D.

  2. I've never cooked with foil packets at all. This looks really good. Wonder if I could foot the boys into thinking it's not made with onions and mushroom sauce?

  3. interesting. i don't think i would have ever tried steak in a packet, although i'm inspired now.