Summer time is when we cook over open fire. Whether in a barbecue pit, around a campfire or simply the fire pit in the backyard. It has been ingrained in us for as long as there was no air conditioning, when firing up the stove in an already hot house made everyone miserable and being able to cook dinner outside kept the house cooler. And while most of us have air conditioning now, it costs money to cool down a house in the sweltering summer. So, save some money on cooling costs and keep that outdoor cooking tradition alive. That’s why I partnered with Mrs. T’s Pierogies to share how to make this Grilled Piegogies and Steak Packets dinner outside.

Grilled Pierogies and Steak Packets Ingredients:

40 ounces of sirloin steak
11 sheets of aluminum foil
2 packages of Mrs. T’s Baked Potato Pierogies
50 pearl onions, skinned
2 purple onions, rough chopped
1/2 clove of minced garlic per packet
3 cups of beef broth or beef stock
1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Diced herbs (in this case, chives and purple basil)

Did I mention this saves money because it feeds close to a dozen on 2.5 pounds of sirloin? It also saves time, because instead of using a full potato for each person, and the inordinate amount of time it takes to cook all of them, the recipe calls for Mrs. T’s Baked Potato Pierogies. Mrs. T’s are stuffed with the stuff you love – creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy goodness and other big bold flavors – and adding them to the packets also brings even more flavor than a plain potato. The combination of the pierogies, steak, onion, stock and herbs provide a hearty meal with all the savory goodness of a steak and potato dinner for a fraction of the time and cost.

First up, prepare the grill for high heat grilling and season the sirloin:

A little salt…
…and a little pepper

Now simply sear them off over that hot fire:

Sirloin steak on the grill
Slap some steak down onto a hot grill
Steak on a hot grill
Bring on the grill marks!
Grilled steak
How do those look?

The goal is grill marks, and nothing more:

Grill marks? CHECK!

We want to leave the steak really rare and allow it to finish cooking in the packet. Now, slice the seared sirloin into bite size cubes:

Steak being sliced
Carve into thick slices and then into cubes

Next, lay down a sheet of aluminum foil and place 4-6 chunks of rare, seared sirloin in the middle along with three of the frozen Mrs T’s Loaded Baked Potato Pierogies:

Assembling foil pouches with steak and pierogies
The heat of the fire will both thaw the pierogies and cook them all in 10-12 minutes depending on the heat of the grill

Next add 4-6 pearl onions, a couple chunks of purple onion and a half clove of minced garlic:

Steak, pierogies, and onions in a foil pouch
Add both kinds of onion and the garlic to each packet

Now add 1/4 cup of beef broth/stock per packet:

Drizzling beef stock on the pouch ingredients
Drizzle the beef stock on the packet ingredients

Followed by a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce:

Hit each pouch with some Worcestershire sauce
Hit each packet with some Worcestershire sauce

A pinch of salt is optional:

Salting the steak and potato pouches
Feel free to add a little more salt if so desired

Now form that foil into a packet so no juices leak out:

Foil forming into steak and potato pouches
Form the foil into packets

Place them in a 400 degree grill or around the edge of a campfire/fire pit:

Steak and potato pouches on the grill
Pierogie and Steak Packets on the grill

If putting these steak and potato packets around a fire pit or camp fire, make sure to rotate them so they don’t overcook on one side and undercook on the other.

After 10-12 minutes on or around the fire, remove them from the heat and slice a cross in the top of the foil by slicing one long slash from one corner to the opposite corner:

Slicing through a foil pouch
Be careful not to slice through the bottom

Then start at another corner and cut a perpendicular slice toward the middle of long slice and end once you reach the opening in the foil. Repeat on the opposite corner until there is a cross cut in the foil, then push in from the corners and the foil flaps on top will open up revealing the pierogy and steak dinner (along with those onions and savory juices):

A steak and potato foil pouch opened up
All that goodness almost ready to devour

Now add the herbs, in this case the chives and purple basil:

Herbs being added to a steak and potato pouch
All we need is some herbs which will get all the cooking they need on the hot pierogies, steak, onions and juice

Dinner is served:

A steak and potato pouch
Time to dive in

I found that some grilled crostini or crusty bread made a great addition to the meal to sop up those tasty juices at the bottom of each packet:

A crostini in a steak and potato pouch
Optional crostini

How about a Grilled Pierogies and Steak Packet FEAST?

Multiple steak and potato pouches
How does that spread look?

The steak is tender, meaty and beautifully complemented by the Loaded Baked Potato Pierogies from Mrs. T’s. Add in the onions, garlic, broth, Worcestershire and herbs to make one wonderful, and well nuanced meal. The ultimate compliment just might be when my 11 year old asked for a second packet after he devoured the first one. It was even more impressive when he mowed down a third. Heaven help me when he’s 15!

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below or shoot me an email.

I’m proud to partner with Mrs. T’s Pierogies on this as my eyes have been opened to so many more possibilities on the grill that I would’ve never thought about before.

Grilled Pierogies and Steak Packets
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Campfire Fare
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Mrs. T’s Loaded Baked Potato Pierogies, grilled sirloin, garlic, onions, and beef stock are all cooked in a foil packet
Ingredients
  • 40 ounces of sirloin steak
  • 11 sheets of aluminum foil
  • 2 packages of Mrs. T's Baked Potato Pierogies
  • 50 pearl onions, skinned
  • 2 purple onions, rough chopped
  • 3 cups of beef broth or beef stock
  • ½ cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Diced herbs (in this case, chives and purple basil)
Instructions
  1. Season the steak with salt and pepper and then grill over high heat
  2. Just put some grill marks on the sirloin and pull it from the grill
  3. After the steak rests, slice into bite size cubes
  4. Tear off a sheet of foil and place down 4-6 chunks of steak, 3 pierogies, 4-6 pearl onions, a couple chunks of purple onion and a ½ clove of minced garlic
  5. Next add ¼ cup of beef stock or broth and a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  6. A pinch of salt is optional here
  7. Form the foil into a poacket and put them onto a 400 degree grill or around a campfire or fire pit
  8. Cook for 10-12 minutes on the grill
  9. If around a campfire or fire pit, rotate each packet about 5-6 minutes into the cooking process to ensure even cooking
  10. Remove from the heat and slice a cross in the top of the packet and push the corners in to reveal the goodness inside
  11. Sprinkle with chives and purple basil and serve
  12. Adding a couple crostini is optional
 

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.
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2 comments

Those perogies look beautiful! Nice grill marks on the steak to go with them! Were you using the standard, thin aluminum foil for the packets or they thicker “heavy duty” stuff?

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David,

They don’t take long to cook and thus don’t have to have the heavy duty stuff.

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