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Texas Roadhouse Green Beans Recipe

If you’re a fan of Texas Roadhouse, you’ll love making their green beans at home.

This recipe features tender green beans with the rich flavors of bacon, onion, and garlic.

It’s simple enough for a weeknight dinner but tasty enough to serve at a special gathering.

Here’s the secret to making this dish truly stand out: simmer the green beans in beef broth to infuse them with deep savory flavors.

I love this recipe because it brings back memories of dining out without leaving your kitchen.

Don’t forget to garnish with crispy bacon bits for that extra touch of deliciousness!

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Green Beans Recipe

texas roadhouse green beans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Green Beans (trimmed)
  • 4 slices Bacon (chopped)
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Place the chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook until the bacon is crispy.

Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain it on paper towels.

Step 2:

Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the bacon grease in the skillet.

Sauté until the onions are translucent.

Step 3:

Add the trimmed green beans to the skillet.

Pour in the chicken broth and add the butter.

Step 4:

Season with sugar, salt, and black pepper.

Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Step 5:

Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Then lower the heat to medium-low.

Cover the skillet and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, until the green beans are tender.

Step 6:

Uncover the skillet, stir in the cooked bacon, and let it heat through.

Serve the green beans warm.

Tips and Tricks for Making This Recipe

Use Fresh Ingredients

Using fresh green beans gives the best flavor and texture.

Trim the ends before cooking for the best results.

Control the Bacon Grease

If you find there is too much bacon grease after cooking, drain some out but leave enough to sauté the onions and garlic.

Don’t Overcook the Beans

For a nice crunch, ensure you do not overcook the green beans.

Simmer until they are tender but still vibrant.

Customize the Broth

You can use vegetable broth as an alternative to chicken broth for a different flavor.

Adjust the salt if you switch to ensure it’s not overly salty.

Adjust to Taste

Feel free to tweak the seasoning and sugar levels based on your personal preference before serving.

What to Serve with Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

Cornbread

Cornbread pairs wonderfully with Texas Roadhouse Green Beans due to its moist texture and slightly sweet flavor.

You can serve it warm with a pat of butter on top for a cozy touch.

Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes are a classic side that complements the savory flavor of the green beans.

You can make them with lots of butter and a splash of cream for extra richness.

Grilled Salmon

Grilled salmon provides a healthy and flavorful option that balances well with the green beans.

A lemon-dill sauce on the salmon can add a refreshing zing.

Quinoa Salad

A light quinoa salad with tomatoes, cucumber, and a lemon vinaigrette adds a fresh and nutritious element to your meal.

It offers a great contrast to the hearty bacon and green beans.

Garlic Bread

Toasted garlic bread is an easy side that is always a hit, adding a crunchy texture and garlicky goodness.

You can serve it straight from the oven for the best experience.

Experiment with these pairings to find your favorite combinations to serve alongside Texas Roadhouse Green Beans.

Variations and Substitutions

texas roadhouse green beans variation

Vegetarian Version

You can substitute the bacon with smoked paprika for a smoky flavor without the meat.

Using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth keeps the dish vegetarian-friendly.

Low-Sodium Option

Opt for low-sodium broth and reduce the added salt to make a heart-healthy variation.

Consider using fresh or frozen green beans instead of canned to control sodium levels better.

Spice it Up

Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat if you prefer a spicier dish.

Another option is to mix in some diced jalapeños when sautéing the onions.

Swap the Sweetener

Honey or maple syrup can be a good substitute for sugar if you prefer natural sweeteners.

If you want a sugar-free version, you can skip the sweetener entirely or use a sugar substitute.

How to Store Leftover Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

Leftover Texas Roadhouse Green Beans can be a delicious snack or side for your next meal.

To keep them at their best, proper storage is key.

Cooling Down

First, let the green beans cool to room temperature.

This helps prevent condensation in the storage container.

Avoid leaving them out for more than two hours.

Refrigeration

Transfer the cooled green beans to an airtight container.

I prefer glass containers as they don’t absorb odors.

Store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing

If you need to store them longer, freezing is the way to go.

Place the green beans in a freezer-safe container or a resealable plastic bag.

Label with the date before freezing.

They will keep well for up to 2 months.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Overcooking the Green Beans

If the green beans are left to cook too long, they can become mushy and lose their vibrant green color.

They should be tender but still have a bit of a snap to them when you serve them.

Using Low-Quality Bacon

Using low-quality bacon can result in less flavor and a greasy texture in your dish.

Always try to use a good quality, thick-cut bacon to get the best flavor and texture.

Not Draining the Bacon Grease

Leaving too much bacon grease in the skillet can make the dish overly greasy and heavy.

It’s important to drain most of the grease but leave just enough to sauté the onions and garlic.

texas roadhouse green beans

Texas Roadhouse Green Beans Recipe

This recipe features tender green beans with the rich flavors of bacon, onion, and garlic.
It's simple enough for a weeknight dinner but tasty enough to serve at a special gathering.
Here's the secret to making this dish truly stand out: simmer the green beans in beef broth to infuse them with deep savory flavors.
I love this recipe because it brings back memories of dining out without leaving your kitchen.
Don't forget to garnish with crispy bacon bits for that extra touch of deliciousness!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Ingredients
  
  • 1 lb Green Beans trimmed
  • 4 slices Bacon chopped
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Instructions
 
  • Place the chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook until the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain it on paper towels.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the bacon grease in the skillet.
  • Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the trimmed green beans to the skillet.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and add the butter.
  • Season with sugar, salt, and black pepper.
  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Then lower the heat to medium-low.
  • Cover the skillet and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, until the green beans are tender.
  • Uncover the skillet, stir in the cooked bacon, and let it heat through.
  • Serve the green beans warm.

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