Everyday Mom's Meals: A Copycat for Dad

Monday, June 14, 2021

A Copycat for Dad

 Father's Day is less than a week away. I hope you have the cards in the mail, the ties boxed and the cookout menu planned. 

Years ago I  heard that Father's Day was when the most collect calls happened in the US. Now, I'm sure that's no longer the case in the age of cell phones, but it has always stuck with me that even on the day that is set aside for them, dad's are still getting stuck with the check! The men in our lives deserve so much better, and if a great meal is part of your plan, I've got a terrific copycat side dish to add to your menu!

If you've ever had Texas Roadhouse's green beans, you know they are something special. But guess what? You can make them so easily at home in a matter of minutes! Plus, they are super budget friendly too!

This recipe takes canned green beans to the next level. Can you use frozen ones instead? I'm sure you could. The cooking time will increase, but if you prefer the flash frozen ones, go for it. The canned variety resembled what I've had in the restaurant so I used those. Plus, I always have a few cans on hand. 

What makes these beans so tasty? Let's start with chicken broth, which adds flavor to whatever you cook in it. There is also just a touch of sugar to add some sweetness. But if we being honest, the biggest flavor boost comes from the bacon of course. That will be the part dad can't get enough of! 

If you're having a big meal for the special dad in your life, this simple copycat recipe would definitely score you some extra points! But they can just be a super simple side dish for dinner tonight too!

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

3 (14 oz.) cans green beans, drained

3/4 cup chicken broth

6 slices bacon, chopped

1 small white onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. sugar

2 TBS butter

Salt and Pepper

In a large skillet or dutch oven cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Saute the onion and garlic in bacon drippings for 2 minutes until soft. Add chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pan. Add beans, sugar, butter, salt and pepper. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Add bacon back in.  Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes until beans are tender. Serve or remove from heat with lid on to stay warm. 

 Shared at Weekend Potluck


Denise Rose said...

When do you add the bacon back in?

Krista said...

Right before simmering. After they boil ☺️