Every bit as tasty as the original, these copycat Texas Roadhouse green beans combine tender green beans with crispy bacon and sautéed onion to recreate that favorite restaurant side dish. It’s a super simple recipe that puts a whole new spin on green beans!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- This delicious side dish couldn’t be any easier to make! After crisping up some bacon, the green beans are cooked in the bacon fat with onion, garlic, spices, a little touch of sugar, vinegar and chicken broth. And everything goes in one single skillet! These Texas Roadhouse green beans are savory, a little tangy and a little sweet.
- These green beans are great for any weeknight dinner and would be a wonderful side dish to baked ribs, grilled chicken, meatloaf or even salmon. They’re also a great take on the classic green bean casserole and would work beautifully with holiday meals such as this bacon wrapped turkey breast or filet mignon.
- Yes, to recreate the delicious classic dish from Texas Roadhouse, we use canned green beans like they do. It just has that specific texture we’re looking for! Be sure to drain all the liquid from the cans before adding the green beans to the skillet.
- You can very easily make this recipe dairy free by skipping the butter or replacing it with a tad of oil or a plant-base option. It’s already low-carb, but to make it completely keto, all you need to substitute is the sugar. Monk fruit or Swerve would work great instead.
Try These Other Delicious Side Dishes
- Southern Fried Potatoes
- Roasted Air Fryer Carrots
- Instant Pot Cornbread
- Gluten Free Onion Rings
- Cajun Fries
- 6 slices bacon chopped
- half of one onion diced
- 2 16-ounce cans green beans drained, rinsed
- ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar see Notes
- ½ teaspoon salt more or less to taste
- ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper more or less to taste
- Large skillet with lid
- large wooden spoon
- Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add chopped bacon and cook until bacon is just crisp, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Stir often to prevent bacon sticking and burning.
- When bacon is crispy, add diced onion to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened, approximately 5 minutes.
- When onion has softened, add drained green beans, chicken broth, garlic, butter, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper to skillet. Stir to fully incorporate ingredients.
- When ingredients are fully incorporated, reduce heat under skillet to low. Cover skillet with lid and simmer until green beans are tender, approximately 10 minutes. Taste and add salt and/or pepper as needed, then transfer green beans to serving dish or divide into individual portions and serve warm.
- Green Beans: Canned green beans usually have salt added, so give them a quick rinse or your dish might turn out too salty.
- Salt: If you use regular chicken broth (rather than low sodium), taste the green beans before adding the ½ teaspoon salt. You may find it’s not needed.
- Make it Keto: Replace the sugar with Granular Swerve or omit the sweetener entirely.
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