Philly Cheese Steak Foil Packets are SUPER EASY and can be made in your oven, over a campfire or on a grill. Foil packet dinners are so much fun and make for easy cleanup.
You'll love this Philly Cheese Steak dinner recipe with potatoes - makes a great breakfast with eggs over the top too! Enjoy!
🎥 Recipe Video
❤️ Philly Cheese Steak Foil Packets - Camping
"We LOVE Philly cheese steaks in our house! This has been one of our go to recipes while camping. They're super easy to make - and clean up. This version uses potatoes instead of cooks everything in the foil packet - no muss no fuss. Enjoy!" 🙂 -Kori
Super Easy to Make
With only 7 simple ingredients all cooked in one packet, this couldn't get much easier to make - and makes cleanup a breeze!
So Much Flavor
It's quite amazing how much flavor is in this recipe considering there are minimal ingredients!
🥗 How To Serve
Need easy serving suggestions? Philly Cheese Steak Foil Packets can certainly be a meal in one but if you're looking for a little more, here are some simple ideas of what to serve with them:
- Feeding a crowd? For every packet you need ¼ lb ground beef, ¼ cup each of onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms, ½ cup potatoes, 1 slice of cheese, ½ tsp steak seasoning, and ⅛ tsp pepper.
- A simple side salad. Since you're camping, I would use a bagged salad that comes with the dressing - it can't get much easier than that.
- Serve with a side of garlic toast. I buy the pre-sliced garlic buttered loaves in the store, and then everyone toasts them on a stick over the fire.
- Easy Canned Fruit Salad Recipe. It's super easy. You can make it before you leave on your trip and store it in the cooler, or you can make it while on your trip.
- If you want to, you can eliminate the potatoes and instead serve the Philly Cheesesteak in a toasted hoagie bun.
- Dessert! Try our S'mores Brownies Recipe, which can be made ahead or make actual S'mores.
🥘 Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you'll need to make these delicious Philly Cheese Steak Foil Packet Dinners:
- Ground Beef - using 80/20 is best for this recipe.
- Green Bell Pepper
- Potatoes - we used russet potatoes, but you could use any potato
- Mushrooms - the mushrooms need to be thinly sliced so we recommend buying whole mushrooms and slicing yourself. The ones that come pre-sliced from the store seem to be extra thick slices.
- Cheese - use provolone, swiss, or American white processed cheese.
- Steak Seasoning - you can also use garlic salt. Add more seasoning after cooking if needed.
- Ground Pepper - add more pepper after cooking if needed.
- Foil Sheets or Packets, approx 14" x 10" - heavy-duty foil cut into 14" x 10" size, or pre-cut foil sheets, or grilling bags
- Nonstick spray
- Campfire or Grill - grate should be 4 to 6" above the heat
- Grilling Gloves, a long-handled spatula, or thongs - or adding or removing foil packet from fire.
There are several ways you can vary or make substitutions to this recipe:
- Use any salted seasoning blend that you might like, or keep it simple with just garlic salt or regular salt and pepper.
- Substitute thinly sliced pieces of ribeye steak instead of ground beef.
- Substitute any favorite cheese.
- Add sliced pepperoncini or even jalapeno for a little extra kick!
🔪 Step by Step Instructions
Here's how to make this delicious Philly Cheese Steak Foil Packet dinner:
Cut 8 foil sheets approx 14" x 10". If the foil is flimsy, use a double layer.
Lay 4 sheets out and spray with nonstick spray to help keep your food from sticking.
Divide your ingredients between the 4 packets and place everything in the center starting with the onions, potatoes, green pepper, mushrooms - leaving about 3" around the sides.
Crumble 1" pieces of raw ground beef over the vegetables.
Sprinkle each packet with ½ teaspoon of steak seasoning blend and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
Place a second sheet of foil over the top. Seal the foil packets securely so the steam can't escape. If the foil is flimsy use a double layer.
You can cook your Philly Cheese Steak foil packets in the oven, on the grill, or in a campfire. Here's what to do:
- Oven - preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the tin foil packets on a sheet pan and cook for about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Grill - Preheat grill to medium heat with rack from 4 to 6" from heat source. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes until done.
- Campfire - For more temperature control, we recommend using a rack 4 to 6" over hot coals and cook for 20 to 30 minutes until done.
Serve and Enjoy
Carefully open the foil packets (they will be hot) and place a slice of cheese on top. Loosely cover the top and let sit until cheese melts.
Adjust seasoning as needed. Serve and enjoy!
💭 Helpful Tips
- Adjust seasoning after cooking if desired.
- For quick and easy cooking, precut your vegetables before leaving the house and storing them in a plastic bag until you're ready to cook.
- Double or triple layer foil if you are cooking directly in a campfire. This helps to keep your bag from puncturing and protects your food from ashes.
- Make sure your foil packets are sealed securely so the steam can't escape.
❓ Common Questions
Can you make foil packets ahead of time?
You can make your foil packets up to 24 hours ahead; however, they can be a tricky to store in your cooler and you run the risk of puncturing the packets while storing.
Because these are easy to assemble, I prefer to pre-cut all the vegetables except the potatoes and portion out the meat before leaving on our trip.
This makes it MUCH easier to store in the cooler and they go together quickly. Potatoes will brown or turn gray if cut too soon. I prefer to just cut them up right before I need them.
✔️ Related Recipes
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- S'mores Brownies (Easy Camping Dessert)
- Easy Canned Fruit Salad Recipe
- S'Mores Cones Campfire Recipe
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