Green beans are in season, which means I usually grab a pound or so every few days at the grocery store. Although I often grill my green beans if I’m already outside grilling, this copycat Outback Steakhouse green bean recipe is a big favorite of ours. The beans take only a few minutes to make.
You can also add carrots to these beans for a great twist on the restaurant classic. Just peel a few carrots and slice them thin. Put them into the boiling water for a minute or two before adding the beans so they all come out done and tender at the same time.
For another variation, and one with a little kick, toss in a few pinches (or more) of dried red pepper flake when you saute the beans. Also try my awesome green bean recipe.
Copycat Outback Steakhouse Green Beans
- 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed as desired
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add the beans and boil for 6-8 minutes or until just turning tender.
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the sugar and let dissolve, stirring occasionally.
- Add the beans and toss to coat in the butter mixture. Saute for 3-4 minutes, flipping once or twice.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.