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.




Steamed Green Beans

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

1 pound fresh green beans - french style are best
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon Maggi seasoning - you can substitute with soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Steam green beans in either a steamer or your microwave until they are just done, you want them still firm.  In my microwave it takes about 2 minutes to steam up the green beans, while the green beans are steaming, begin your seasoned butter sauce.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat add 4 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon Maggi seasoning, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.  When the green beans are done, place in a bowl.  Add about half of the butter mixture, in the bowl, and add the fresh steamed greens in the bowl.  Stir the green beans until they are coated with the butter seasoning.

Maggi Seasoning is a seasoning that is sold in the ethnic section of many grocery stores.  It is very popular in Europe and in Asian cooking.  Maggi seasoning is much like a soy sauce. It is often used is soups, and stocks.  If you do not have Maggi seasoning you could use soy sauce as a substitute

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