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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 these delicious Outback Steakhouse steamed green beans with this CopyKat recipe.

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Outback Steakhouse Steamed Green Beans

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, Video
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Outback Steakhouse Steamed Green Beans

You can make seasoned steamed green beans like the Outback Steakhouse in your own kitchen. Fresh green beans are steamed, and then seasoned with a garlic butter sauce, and served of fresh. Maggi seasoning is found in a bottle in the ethnic section of your grocery store. It may be found in either the European or Asian parts of your grocery store. Maggi seasoning offers a beefy, smokey, and complex flavor that adds so much to these green beans.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans (preferably very thin), trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) 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

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.

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Maggi seasoning is found in bottles in the ethnic section of many grocery stores. It is very popular in Europe and in Asian cooking. Maggi seasoning is much like a soy sauce. It is often used is soups, and stocks. It offers a beefy, smoky, and complex flavor that adds so much to these green beans. If you do not have Maggi seasoning you could use soy sauce as a substitute.

  • Picky Delen

    Made this for my family the other night and they loved it! I substituted fresh minced garlic for the powder, soy sauce for the maggi, and used frozen beans. A light sprinkling of sea salt made these epic! We were still snacking on them the next morning instead of cooking breakfast.

    • stephaniemanley

      Well that sounds like those green beans were pretty epic to eat them over breakfast.

  • Sylvia

    In the video you say garlic salt but the recipe says garlic powder. Could you say which one is correct?

    • stephaniemanley

      I would always use garlic over garlic salt. I was renting the kitchen to create that video, I had to shoot, and I forgot the garlic. I had garlic powder, and didn’t note that in the recipe.

  • Greg

    Tasting the butter mixture by itself kind of reminds me of caramel sauce. Is it supposed to taste like that?

  • DavetheRave

    Amazing! Kudos these are the best green beans Ive ever made.. Far better than outback cause they’re fresh!

  • Tia2Ben

    How much soy sauce do you recommend if you don’t have Maggi seasoning?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Maybe an additional teaspoon or so. You don’t want it to be too salty.

    • stephaniemanley

      I would do this to taste, if you don’t have the Maggi seasoning, I wouldn’t say add an equivalent of the Maggi seasoning, or you are going to end up with a bunch of mini salt licks.

  • Debby Foodiewife

    I made, these tonight, and they were excellent! The only thing I did differently was to use frozen Haricot Vert– only because I didn’t have fresh green beans. I drained them well, and they melted the butter and combined the brown sugar in my wok. That way, the green beans turned out nice and hot. My son, who HATES green beans (or so he says) ate the majority of them. He loved them. Great recipe, and thanks for sharing. PS: I grew with Maggi in Germany, where my mother is from. We actually pronounce it MoGHEE (almost like Peggy with an “M”). It’s like ketchup in a German kitchen. Great seasoning!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Thanks for letting me know how these turn out. I definitely need to check out the frozen section of my grocery store. I need to see if they have these available in my store, they don’t always have Haricot Vert. Maggi is wonderful isn’t it? I think it is a little bit of magic in a bottle.

  • Oak

    this was the easiest and one of the best recipes i have ever made. so delicious and works very well with carrots too. thank you so much for sharing this!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Awesome! I hope you enjoyed the green beans. I love that Maggi Seasoning, it adds a little something extra.

  • Nickiabels

    What do you do with the other 1/2 of the sauce?!

    • stephaniemanley

      Use it another time.

  • Maureen Corbin

    I steamed beans until they could bend without breaking because I don’t like them too hard. I used Kitchen bouquet because I thought that was like Maggi (oops). My son and I really liked them (even though they got cold fast). Definitely YUMMY. Thanks for posting

  • Julia

    I made these and they were the best green beans EVER! I added roasted garlic to the mix and used soy sauce. Not a single bean was left!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548590804 Lauren Zook

    looks like you could use a whisk also ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1548590804 Lauren Zook

    we have a garden and always snap off both ends. that’s how my mom taught me bc i hate those stems on the end

  • Lagirl74

    I tried these tonight & they are VERY good. The only thing is I used frozen green beans (that’s what I had on hand), next time will definitely use fresh green beans. Yummy!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5JDLXL56CZWP32IMSDLTE6ZFZA Cheryl

    If you think 2 tablespoons is equal to 1/2 cup of butter, you must not cook too often.

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  • 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!!!!!!!!

    • Mary

      Holy cow, almost forgot the most important comment!! Thank you for posting!! :)

  • Chris

    It says to put half of the butter mixture in…….what do we do with the rest?

    • stephaniemanley

      Save it for another day.

  • 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 !!!

  • 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 !!!

  • 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 !!!

  • 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 !!!

  • Liz Frederick

    Are you serious? You have not even tried them and you’re complaining about this nice woman’s recipe? Wow…

  • Smoothshadow61

    you almost have it, see i am a prep cook for outback 15yrs very good.

  • Smoothshadow61

    you almost have it, see i am a prep cook for outback 15yrs very good.

    • Stephanie Manley

      Well thank you for the compliment!

    • Stephanie Manley

      Well thank you for the compliment!

  • http://julienjulia.blogspot.com/ Food Lover

    It looks so yummy :)

  • http://www.women-tops.com Womentops

    Nice blog. Thanks for sharing those useful information’s in all categories.

  • Cliffandjan

    I would like to know that also…Maggi seasoning?

  • Cliffandjan

    I would like to know that also…Maggi seasoning?

    • Stephanie Manley

      I have added what maggi seasoning is.

  • Kisstheskykneel

    What is Maggi seasoning?

    • Stephanie Manley

      Here is a link to maggi seasoning. http://www.amazon.com/Maggi-Seasoning/dp/B0000E2PX6

      • 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.

        • Stephanie Manley

          I do believe I have a typo in there!

          • learningtocook

            if you would, please fix the typo so that the recipe is what you think it should be.

      • 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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