Texas Roadhouse Green Beans are so delicious I just had to figure out how to make them at home. Bacon is one of the key ingredients. The full flavors are rounded out with chicken broth, garlic, and seasonings.

When it comes to green beans I love this classic green bean casserole but with the addition of bacon, this easy copycat recipe is quickly becoming a favorite. I love to serve it alongside oven-baked pork chops and a side of smashed potatoes for a hearty meal!

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Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

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Texas Roadhouse green bean ingredients in a pot and on a plate

What’s in Texas Roadhouse Green Beans?

This hearty side dish is packed with savory flavors that pair well with meat. Feel free to modify at will but try for substitutes that will deliver the same smoky, salty character as the original. Here are some of my favorites to consider:

  • Beans or Greens – Canned green beans make the most authentic tasting Texas Roadhouse green beans. Alternately, you could use frozen or fresh green beans. Chopped collards or kale are also options that meld well with the rest of the ingredients in my recipe.
  • Smoked Meat – Bacon is the best choice for a green bean recipe like Texas Roadhouse’s. You can also use diced ham, or a ham hock boiled in the broth to infuse it with smokiness. Diced smoked turkey is another alternative.
  • Broth – My recipe calls for chicken broth, but feel free to use beef or even lamb broth for richer meat flavor.
  • Seasonings – For a pop of extra heat, you could add a pinch of cayenne or a tablespoon of Sriracha or Texas Pete hot sauce. Garlic powder can substitute for fresh if need be. 1/8 teaspoon of garlic is equivalent to 1 medium clove of fresh garlic.

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

Making Texas Roadhouse green beans is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Especially when you follow these simple steps.

  1. Fry and crumble bacon.
  2. Combine green beans with all other ingredients in a pot.
  3. Simmer until tender, drain and serve hot.

Texas Roadhouse green beans in a white bowl with a metal spoon

What to Serve with It

This is a dish just begging to be part of a hearty meat and potatoes dinner. Serve with ribs, steak, or Salisbury steak. Other sides that would pair well include garlic mashed potatoes or sweet potato fries, and cheese biscuits or pull-apart bread.

  • Leftovers will keep for four days in the fridge or in the freezer for up to four months.
  • Reheat in the microwave or in a foil-covered pan in the oven.

I think you’ll agree that my Texas Roadhouse green bean recipe tastes just as yummy as the signature side dish from the famous steakhouse. Nobody will refuse to eat their veggies when you serve my tasty copycat version!

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Texas Roadhouse Green Beans Copycat

For this recipe, bacon is one of the key ingredients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly

Ingredients  

  • 6 slices bacon cut into little pieces
  • 2 16 ounce cans green beans drained
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Place bacon in a large skillet on med-high heat.
  • Once bacon is cooked, remove from pan and drain.
  • In a medium saucepan combine green beans, bacon, chicken broth, butter, onion, garlic, and sugar.
  • Bring to a boil then lower heat to medium.
  • Cover saucepan and let simmer about 15 minutes, or until green beans are tender.
  • Drain excess juices and serve.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1940IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. 4 stars
    I talked to one of the cooks that works at Texas Roadhouse and their recipe was quite different than on this website. He said they use those big number ten size canned green beans and crumbled bacon and chopped onions and HAM BASE to their taste or liking and that was their entire recipe … So please explain to me why cents less deals and all the other “copycat recipes” that are listed on the web are nothing like what this cook said to me?????

    1. Thanks for sharing that, Louise! That is great to know. When it comes to copycat recipes we make them to the best of our taste without having the actual recipe from Texas Roadhouse. So this is our version of what it tastes like 🙂 Hope that makes sense.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made it, followed to the letter except used garlic powder. It is delicious. I added salt afterwards (on my plate) because I felt it needed it. I also noticed the other copycat recipes include salt. And – I love salt.
    I will definitely use this recipe again. Might try the balsamic vinegar. The flavor is a little less intense than Texas Roadhouse’s. But still delicious. I’m sure you’ll agree, a lot of the variations are just a matter of different people’s tastes.

    1. While I haven’t tried for this recipe, I think this could be cooked in the slow cooker. Prepare as directed and cook on low for about 1 1/2-2 hours or so. Once hot, you can leave it on low. The bacon can be added about 30 minutes before serving.

  3. Watch out, at the beginning the recipe calls for 1/4 cup butter. Then after all the scrolling the last recipe calls for 2 tablespoons.

  4. 5 stars
    I don’t even like green beans but my husband loves them. This hit the spot with him. The only thing I did different was use garlic powder bc that’s all I had. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. I talked to a server. I told them I detected balsamic vinegar in them. She told me that I was right. Might want to add just a little bit to make them truly like theirs.

  6. Looks good! Also, even though it’s not exactly healthy, you can always reduce the butter a little bit and add a touch of bacon grease. 🙂