Copycat Outback Steakhouse Green Beans

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.
Copycat Outback Steakhouse Green BeansYou 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

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.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 59kcal
Author Mike


  • 1 pound green beans fresh, trimmed as desired
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 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.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 826IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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