Texas Roadhouse, Inc. operates a chain of casual-dining restaurants catering to blue-collar families, offering a menu of steak, chicken, side dishes, and made-from-scratch rolls. Texas Roadhouse operates 182 restaurants in 34 states. The company's restaurants feature a southwestern décor, hand-painted murals, neon signs, and jukeboxes, offering patrons a free, unlimited supply of peanuts and inexpensive entrées. The per guest check average is $13.53, roughly two-thirds less than the per guest check average of the company's largest competitor, Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Texas Roadhouse targets secondary markets for expansion, preferring communities with populations above 60,000 and a high concentration of working-class families. The company is controlled by its founder and chairman, W. Kent Taylor, who owns approximately 60 percent of Texas Roadhouse stock.




Green Beans

Texas Roadhouse Green Bean
Copycat Recipe

2 (16 ounce) cans green beans, drained
2 cups water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces bacon, diced (raw) or ham (cooked)
4 ounces diced onions

Using a colander, thoroughly drain green beans. Set aside.Mix water, sugar and pepper until well incorporated. Set aside.

Preheat your cooking pan to Medium High heat.

Raw bacon method:  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.Once bacon is cooked add the onions and cook until they are tender and light brown.

Diced, Cooked Ham Method.  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.Using the large spoon, continue to stir the ham and onions until the ham is lightly brown and the onions are tender.

Now that the onions are tender add the liquid mixture and the beans.Using the rubber spatula stir the mixture until incorporated.  Bring mixture to a boil and turn heat to simmer. Serve beans as soon as you are ready

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