Texas Roadhouse Green Beans (Copycat)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

We really like these green beans at TRH and after a little searching found this recipe. Recipe is courtesy of WTVR, Richmond, VA. When a friend of mine started working there, I asked if this is how they prepare their green beans and she shook her head yes, but said no with a smile. I have included both variations for this recipe; choose the one to your liking. Cook/simmer time is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a colander, thoroughly drain green beans. Set aside.
  2. Mix water, sugar and pepper until well incorporated. Set aside.
  3. Preheat your cooking pan to Medium High heat.
  4. Raw Bacon Method.
  5. Using a cutting board and a knife, dice the raw bacon into equal size pieces. Place diced bacon into preheated cooking pan. Continually stir bacon with large spoon to keep the bacon from burning.
  6. Once bacon is cooked add the onions and cook until they are tender and light brown.
  7. Diced, Cooked Ham Method.
  8. Using a cutting board and a knife, dice the cooked ham into equal size pieces. Place the diced ham and onions into the preheated cooking pan.
  9. Using the large spoon, continue to stir the ham and onions until the ham is lightly brown and the onions are tender.
  10. Now that the onions are tender add the liquid mixture and the beans.
  11. Using the rubber spatula stir the mixture until incorporated.
  12. Bring mixture to a boil and turn heat to simmer. Serve beans as soon as you are ready.


Most Helpful

I Really loved it but when i go to TRH they have a lil kick so ijust added some seasoned salt & lil bit more pepper made it just right! Im glade i found this not i can't wait for the Holidays! :)

nina3m July 27, 2010

My husband is from KY and raved about these! I've made them several times now, with excellent results each time. Made them for my whole family as a side dish with Country Ham and scalloped potatoes and there were none left.

DeeLawson April 11, 2009

Use canned green beans sautee bacon remove modt of the dripping render down a handful of onions until translucent. Then drop green beans in. Stir till coated with bacon grease. Add black pepper and some some garlic. Keep stirring. Simmer for a few minutes and use some liquid smoke about a tablespoon and a teaspoon of Montreal strakseasoning.. Simmer a few minutes and add the crumbled bacon you removed earlier. Let simmer 10-15 minutes and its ready to serve. You guys that are missing the bite or kick try the steak seasoning and liquid smoke. It really kicks it up.

Don A. December 04, 2016

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