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?


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. 
4.91 from 11 votes
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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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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Reader Interactions


  1. Sarah Larson

    4 stars
    I did this for carrots – normally I throw some maple syrup on this was a really welcome change! Will do again with the beans for sure!

  2. Terri

    Please tell me what the Maggi Seasoning is used in Outbacks Green Beans? You don’t even have the recipe for it or what to use? You said “See Note”. Well there is no “See Note”.

  3. Brenda

    These are great, I’ve made them twice now, but haven’t followed exactly. Specifically, I cut the butter way down. You call for 4 oz of butter…that’s a whole stick. The pic seems to show a half a stick or 4 tbs… I’m using 3 tbs, and that seems quite adequate, and I LOVE butter. So is it really a whole stick? Also at the end, you call for using only half of the seasoning mix. What?

  4. MaryCarol

    5 stars
    So in the recipe you mention that there is a note with regard to the “Maggi Seasoning”. I could not find the note. Could you tell me where to purchase it or how to make it. I love Outback green beans & would love to know what makes them taste different.

  5. Julia

    5 stars
    I used to work at Outback and always loved their green beans, this seasoning taste just like it and the whole family (including toddler) loved them!

  6. Brian

    Maggi seasoning is a brand with multiple bouillons, sauces and spices available. The recipe is tasty regardless but I would like to know more specifics about Maggi seasonings.

      • Tory

        I find that1/4 c. Brown sugar 3 T. soy sauce and 1/2 stick of butter sautéed with 2 T. of minced garlic 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper works well in place of the Maggi sauce. Melt butter on low heat, sauté garlic until soft add brown sugar, and soy sauce. Cook over low heat until thickened. Maybe you will like this?

  7. Louise Martin

    I served these to my husband last night without mention of a new recipe. He immediately said, “these are the best string beans I’ve ever had! What did you do to them?” Thank you for the recipe! Our store didn’t have maggi seasoning so I did what others did and used soy sauce.

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