Grilled Steamer Packets with Spicy Apricot Glaze

Grilled Steamer Packets with Spicy Apricot Glaze is perfect for summer barbecuing!

Summer means grilling in my family. How about yours? And I mean we grill EVERYTHING! These Grilled Steamer Packets with Spicy Apricot glaze are a nice alternative to burgers and brats, but pack all the smoky grilled flavors we love. #grilling #grilledpackets #summergrilling

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Why heat up your kitchen when you can showcase some of the best Kansas products right on your grill? I’m thinking fresh vegetables straight from your local farmers market, seasonings and products made right here in Kansas, and don’t forget the meat!  This is an easy prep, easy clean-up meal that will satisfy the whole family.

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These Grilled Steamer Packets with Spicy Apricot glaze are a nice alternative to burgers and brats, but pack all the smoky grilled flavors we love.Grilling Tips for Steamer Packets

  1. Depending on who you’re serving, grilled steamer packets can be suited to a whole crowd! These larger packets will serve 2-3, or you can make them smaller and let each person customize their own. Just set out an assortment of vegetables, meats, seasonings, and sauces and you’ve got a DIY dinner!
  2. Chopping all the vegetables and sausage about the same size ensure even cooking throughout the packet.
  3. The spices and sauces on grilled steamer packets are fully customizable, but I love to use Copperleaf Gourmet flavors! They make the most amazing apricot pepper jelly.
  4. The best part of this meal, of course, is the no-mess/no-fuss steamer packet method. Wrap your food in a sturdy aluminum foil, like I buy from Chicwrap (it’s AMAZING and SO easy to use). Then when you’re done simply throw it away!

Printable Recipe for Grilled Steamer Packets with Spicy Apricot Glaze:

Grilled Steamer Packets with Spicy Apricot Glaze

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Copperleaf Gourmet, grilling, vegetables
Author Chef Alli


  • 1 packet feeds 3-4 people
  • 2-3 Tbs. good olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 tsp. Garlic Pepper Seasoning add more if desired, I like Copperleaf Gourmet
  • 6-8 small red potatoes halved and par-boiled
  • 1 sweet yellow bell pepper seeds and membranes removed, cut into strips
  • 2 zucchini cut into ½”thick slices
  • 4-5 carrots cut into ¼”thick slices, par-boiled
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 12-14 grape tomatoes
  • 8 large button mushrooms halved
  • 1 ½ lbs. smoked sausage or kielbasa sausage fully cooked, cut into 1-inch chunks

Spicy Apricot Glaze

  • 6 Tbs. Apricot Pepper Jelly I like Copperleaf Gourmet
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil with lemon juice and seasoning; add vegetables to bowl and toss gently to coat well.  While grill is preheating, let vegetables marinate.
  2. Using heavy duty aluminum foil, place an 18” sheet onto a work surface; place marinated vegetables onto the foil and spread out evenly, leaving room to fold over the foil.
  3. Top vegetables with sausage chunks, then fold over the foil, tightly sealing the edges yet leaving a little room for steam in the packet as it cooks.
  4. Place the packet onto the grill over medium high indirect heat and close the lid; cook the packet(s), turning half way through, 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are fork-tender.  (Grilling time will vary depending on size of grill and placement of packets, etc.)
  5. To serve, open packets, taking care not to get burned by the escaping steam, and drizzle desired amount of warm Spicy Glaze over the top.
  6. To prepare glaze, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat; season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired. Keep glaze warm until ready to use.

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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