Outback Steakhouse Steamed Green Beans

Outback Steakhouse Steamed Green Beans are almost as good as the steaks at the Outback Steakhouse. I have a hard time passing up a loaded baked potato, but I can do it for these sweet and savory freshly steamed green beans.

You can make these at home. You don’t have to go out to a steakhouse to get this delicious Outback Steakhouse steamed green beans with this copycat recipe.

a bowl of homemade Outback green beans


What makes the Outback Green Beans stand out among all other green beans?

Green Beans can be dull and unexciting. Did you know that the Outback Steakhouse makes Green Beans very interesting? They add a lot of flavor to the humble green bean. Their Green Beans are not cooked to mush! They are perfect!

Why you should try this recipe

These aren’t always offered on their menu, so if you want to enjoy these flavorful green beans, you must make them at home. Besides, who does not wish to have a great recipe for fresh green beans in their back pocket?

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make Outback green beans:

  • Fresh green beans (preferably very thin)
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Maggi seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Chances are you have some of these ingredients already in your pantry. You will be surprised at how good these simple ingredients can make the ordinary green bean taste.

Ingredients for the Outback Steakhouse Green Bean copycat recipe.

How to Make Seasoned Steamed Green Beans

Want to know how to make steamed green beans taste good? Use the right seasoning and butter sauce for the best restaurant-style green beans!

  1. Steam the green beans in either a steamer or your microwave until they are just done and still firm.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, Maggi seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over medium-low heat.
  3. Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. When the green beans are done, please place them in a bowl.
  5. Add about half of the butter sauce and stir the green beans until they are coated with the sauce.
a bowl of homemade Outback Steakhouse green beans

What can you serve with green beans?

Let’s break this down into two areas. I will share some main dishes, and some complimentary side dishes.

Mains dishes perfect for green beans

Side dishes that are perfect for Green Beans include:

How do you store leftover green beans?

Be sure to place these in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

What is the best way to reheat green beans?

Want to enjoy your green beans the second time around? Here are our best tips for reheating your green beans for maximum enjoyment.

  1. Microwave:
    • Place the green beans in a microwave-safe dish.
    • Sprinkle a little water over them to create steam during reheating. This helps to prevent them from drying out.
    • Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap, but leave a small vent for steam to escape.
    • Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Stir the green beans halfway through the reheating time to ensure even heating.
    • Check the temperature and continue heating in 30-second increments if necessary.
  2. Stovetop:
    • Place the green beans in a skillet or saucepan.
    • Add a small amount of water, broth, or even a pat of butter to help rehydrate the beans and add some flavor.
    • Cover and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the green beans are heated. This typically takes around 5-7 minutes.

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a bowl of homemade Outback green beans

Outback Steakhouse Steamed Green Beans

You don’t have to go out for dinner to enjoy the taste of the Outback Steakhouse Steamed green beans. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Outback Steakhouse Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 298kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans (preferably very thin), trimmed
  • 4 ounces salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maggi seasoning (see Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Steam the green beans in either a steamer or your microwave until they are just done; you want them still firm. In my microwave, it takes about 2 minutes to steam the green beans.
  • While the green beans are steaming, begin making your seasoned butter sauce.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, Maggi seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.
  • When the green beans are done, place them in a bowl. Add about half of the butter sauce, in the bowl, and stir the green beans until they are coated.

Notes

Maggi seasoning is a sauce you purchase in the Asian section of most grocery stores. 

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2274IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. MD

    At the Outback where I live (MD), I was told that it is a dry seasoning that they sprinkle on, and it has hazelnut in it. This recipe sounds quite different.

  2. Iriscandle

    My most humble and most embarrising appologies. A big senior moment…I got confused. We have both the Outback Steakhouse and the Texas Roadhouse Steak house and I got the two confused. I have been trying to find the copykat recipe for the green beans at the Texas Roadhouse. They are the ones that have the bacon and onion in them and I think possiblly some garlic.
    Again, I appologize but also wonder if you have a copykat recipe for thier green beans. I love their smoky flavor and do not know how they keep the green beans so green in color. Any help appreciated. Thnak you so much, you do a great job!

  3. Dorothy

    I tripled this receipe for my bible study group’s pot luck. It was a hit. I had never tried the green beans at Outback so I was not sure if they would turn out to be as good as the authentic ones. One of my friends said they tasted better than the ones served at the restaurant She thought that they had more flavor. I used a generous amount of fresh minced garlic and I topped them off with some Honey roasted almond accents. Thank you so much for the receipe.

  4. Iriscandle

    It has been awhile since I have been to Outback and so I need to go again to take better notice. I wasnt sure about the onion but am pretty sure about it was either bacon or maybe a ham of some sort. I know there was meat in them. I will try and take note next time I go. I know, to my taste buds, the broth has a sort of smoky flavor. I am going to try this recipe and see how close it tastes. Will have to wait till I see some nice beans in the store. When I order my two sides I always just get both green beans. Maybe I’m having a senior moment. 🙂 ha.

    • Stephanie Manley

      Let me know what you find, I haven’t seen meat in them for about a year or so. Love the green beans anyway the come!

  5. Iriscandle

    This sounds really good and I am going to try it but I am confused, at the Outback we go to the green beans have bits of bacon in them I dont remember if onion is in them or not but I thought it was. Someone told me years ago that they knew the recipe and was sworn to not give it out but told me a hint, that they used ham base in their recipe.
    I am anxious to try them and see how close they are but not sure why there is no bacon. Maybe different Outbacks fix them differently

    • Stephanie Manley

      Thank you for your comment. I think my Outback Steakhouse must serve a very different recipe than yours does. I have never seen any bacon or even onion in them. Green beans are terrific with bacon and onions. Does yours serve steamed Green Beans and bacon or another variety?

  6. Mary

    Two things I changed, not much. Used 2 cloves of real garlic(minced) instead of powdered and substituted one teaspoon of olive oil for 2 of the tablespoons of butter.. cooked garlic in olive oil for 2 mins, then added the rest of the butter, brown sugar and soy sauce, This is also the first time in my life I ever steamed real green beans. After they steamed for 6 or 7 mins I took the beans off the stove, drained the water, put the beans in the dry pan and poured the sauce over them. covered with lid until rest of meal was ready.. OMG that was the Best! Really! My daughter was over, and she NEVER eats green beans (she is in her 20’s). She tried them and loved them too…even raved a little. Everyone loved it!!! Served with pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes. man that was good!!!!!!!!

  7. Her_ink76

    I made pretty much this same recipe! And I didn’t add the Maggie seasoning. It was just fine but I used sea salt instead of reg salt. And I put the greenbeans straight from the microwave into the stir fry pan with the sauce in it. Stir fried them for a min or two. Them put them in a dish and sprinkled a small amount of seasoning over it for taste! They are fabulous! And yes her recipe is extremely close to outbacks!!! My favorite place to eat. Especially the greenbeans !!!

  8. Her_ink76

    I made pretty much this same recipe! And I didn’t add the Maggie seasoning. It was just fine but I used sea salt instead of reg salt. And I put the greenbeans straight from the microwave into the stir fry pan with the sauce in it. Stir fried them for a min or two. Them put them in a dish and sprinkled a small amount of seasoning over it for taste! They are fabulous! And yes her recipe is extremely close to outbacks!!! My favorite place to eat. Especially the greenbeans !!!

  9. Her_ink76

    I made pretty much this same recipe! And I didn’t add the Maggie seasoning. It was just fine but I used sea salt instead of reg salt. And I put the greenbeans straight from the microwave into the stir fry pan with the sauce in it. Stir fried them for a min or two. Them put them in a dish and sprinkled a small amount of seasoning over it for taste! They are fabulous! And yes her recipe is extremely close to outbacks!!! My favorite place to eat. Especially the greenbeans !!!

  10. Her_ink76

    I made pretty much this same recipe! And I didn’t add the Maggie seasoning. It was just fine but I used sea salt instead of reg salt. And I put the greenbeans straight from the microwave into the stir fry pan with the sauce in it. Stir fried them for a min or two. Them put them in a dish and sprinkled a small amount of seasoning over it for taste! They are fabulous! And yes her recipe is extremely close to outbacks!!! My favorite place to eat. Especially the greenbeans !!!

      • Anna

        Thanks for the tip! I’ve seen Maggi seasoning, but I never bothered to research what it was. I’d probably cut the butter down to 2 tablespoons, though. Half cup seems crazy.

      • Anna

        Thanks for the tip! I’ve seen Maggi seasoning, but I never bothered to research what it was. I’d probably cut the butter down to 2 tablespoons, though. Half cup seems crazy.

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