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.




Broccoli and Cheese


Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serve 4 to 6

2 medium crowns, broccoli, cut into florets (about 6 cups)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
paprika, optional

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the broccoli and cook for 7 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk until well blended. Cook 2 minutes or until thickened, whisking frequently. Stir in the salt, nutmeg and red pepper.Reduce heat to low. Whisk in the cheeses in three additions, whisking well after the first two additions and stirring just until blended after the last addition.

Drain the broccoli. Place on serving plates.Top with cheese sauce and garnish with paprika.

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