Outback Steakhouse, Inc. runs one of the largest casual steakhouse chains in the United States, Outback Steakhouse. The chain consists of more than 600 Australian-themed restaurants in 47 states and several countries. The dinner-only restaurants serve moderately priced entrees such as seasoned steaks, prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta. The chain's signature, however, is an appetizer, the 'Bloomin' Onion.' The company also runs the Carrabba's Italian Grill chain, which includes about 70 dinner-only restaurants offering moderately priced Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Outback Steakhouse, Inc. is also involved in two emerging restaurant chains: an upscale steakhouse called Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and another upscale chain called Roy's Restaurants, which features 'east-west' cuisine and was founded by celebrated chef Roy Yamaguchi.



Mai Tai Cocktail

Outback Copycat Recipe

Serves 1

1 1/2 ounces Captain Morgan's spiced rum
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 teaspoon crushed pineapple
3/4-1 ounce huckleberry syrup

Put ingredients in a drink mixer and shake, Put Huckleberry Syrup into a glass, strain drink mixture into glass, to leave out pineapple pieces.

Mini Milkshakes

Something MINI is doing BIG things at Outback.  Outback Steakhouse is shaking up the dessert menu this summer with the addition of new, hand-crafted Mini Milkshakes starting at just $2.99. They are made to order with Blue Bell Ice Cream, each Mini Milkshake is topped with house-made whipped cream and available in a variety of flavors including,  Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Oreo Cookie and this summer’s seasonal flavor, Banana Pudding.

Outback’s new creamy treats are served in adorable mini milk jugs with an artistic straw and a flavor-relevant treat garnish. A brilliant top off to a meal at Outback, these Mini Milkshakes are chef inspired and full of goodness to deliver a creamy, flavorful dessert in the perfect individual portion.

Cyclone Pasta

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

1 8.5-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut and oil packed (with the oil reserved)
2 large chicken breasts, chopped
1 onion, halved and sliced into half-moons
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 cup prosciutto, thinly sliced and cut into thin ribbons
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (16 oz) box penne pasta, cooked
crushed red pepper to taste
1 (16 oz) jar Classico Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo sauce
Italian blend shredded cheese, as much as you like
olive oil, as needed

Separate the julienne sun-dried tomatoes from the oil in the jar. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced chicken, and any additional olive oil as necessary. Just before the chicken is completely cooked through, add the onions and garlic and saute until crisp-tender. Add reserved sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, and mushrooms, and continue to saute.

Heat a pot of water to boiling and cook penne as directed. Drain. Meanwhile, add dried herbs and pepper flakes to large skillet, adjusting heat and seasonings as necessary. Add pasta to skillet, stirring to combine. Add entire jar of pasta sauce and heat until slightly thickened and thoroughly combined. Add shredded cheese as desired (one large handful to start) and stir until melted and combined into mixture. Serve hot, and sprinkle a little more cheese over each bowl.

No Worries Wednesdays

Choose 1 Entree Per Person:

  • 6 oz. Outback Special Sirloin
  • Grilled Chicken on the Barbie
  • Sweet Glazed Pork Tenderloin
  • Simply Grilled Tilapia
  • 1⁄2 Rack of Baby Back Ribs

Choose a soup or salad

Choose one side dish per person

Choose one appetizer or dessert to share:

  • Bloomin’ Onion
  • Small Alice Springs Chicken Quesadillas
  • Small Aussie Cheese Fries
  • Chocolate Thunder From Down Under
  • Classic Cheesecake
  • Carrot Cake

Aussie Fries Recipe

Here is a restaurant copycat recipe for Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries.  These are loaded with calories so I've made a lighter and healthier version.  Read on to find out how to make this dish at home in your own kitchen.

There are basically three ingredients in this dish.
  • Potatoes
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
Outback Steakhouse fries their potatoes in oil, then plops on cheese and bacon.
When I make my version, I use frozen steak fries which I bake in the oven according to package directions. I also use turkey bacon and lowfat yellow cheese (Colby or American).
Once the fries have cooked completely, just add the cheese and crumble on the cooked bacon. Return to the oven to melt the cheese.
To lower the calorie intake even more, serve this as a side dish instead of eating the whole darn plate.  Have a big bowl of turkey chili and a small dish of the cheese fries.

Spicy Ranch Dressing

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp white horseradish sauce
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and mix well