Whether you call it "foil packets" or "foil packs", these dump ingredients into heavy-duty aluminum foil square pieces and toss them on the grill or in the oven for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. It takes a little longer to cook than the standard 30-minute meals measuring 45 minutes. But, each person can cook their own packet, and it will also save time with the clean-up part. Today, I will show you how to make a southwest pork foil packet recipe. I used tenderloins for this dish. Follow along and make it for dinner tonight!
Southwest Pork Foil Packet Recipe Ingredients
This southwest pork foil packet is super easy to set up. Be sure to cut the foil pieces before starting assembly.
- 3 lb boneless Pork Tenderloin cut into ½ inch medallions
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 2 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 tablespoon of cumin
- 3 tablespoon of Olive oil - and extra to coat the foil
- 1 cup of shredded Mexican Cheese mix
How to Make Southwest Pork Foil Packet Recipe
Below are the easy instructions on how to make this southwest pork foil packet recipe.
Preheat the grill or oven to 375 degrees. Measure out the ingredients. Then, cut the tenderloins into medallions and set them aside.
Cut the heavy-duty foil into 4 pieces on the counter large enough to hold each mound of food. Add a drizzle of oil to the foil.
Then, add the pork tenderloin medallions. Sprinkle salt and pepper on them.
Add the corn, carrots, black beans, cumin, and chili powder to a bowl, and mix well.
Pour some of the seasoned vegetables on the pork. Evenly distribute it through all four foil packs.
Drizzle the olive oil on top of all four piles.
Add the Mexican cheese over all four piles and wrap them to seal the food. Start from the top and then wrap the sides.
Add to the grill or oven and cook for 30 minutes or until the pork is 145 degrees at least.
Open it at the 10-minute mark and check the ingredients. Move the packets around the oven or grill to they all cook evenly. Remove and let cook for a few minutes, then open and enjoy.
Here is what the dish looks like for one of the foil packets. It was delicious and very feeling. Will you try it? Please save it for later.
This recipe can have a variety of variations. Below are just a few options.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes to the pork
- Lighter version - you can replace the black beans with cannellini or great northern beans.
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This recipe can be prepped in the morning, stored in the refrigerator, and assembled in the evening for quick prep.
After cooking, this recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.