Blackstone Green Beans is a simple side dish you can cook right on your griddle alongside the main course. They only take a few minutes to cook and they go perfectly with grilled steak, chicken, or seafood.
We love to cook green beans on the Blackstone because you only need a few ingredients from the pantry, they only take 7 to 10 minutes to cook, and we can make them on one end of the griddle while we grill chicken or salmon on the other end.
Green beans are good for you too. They’re loaded with vitamins and our kids love them. Plus you can change the seasoning and try different combinations so you don’t get bored with the same things every time.
Note – this recipe works well for other veggies too, such as asparagus and broccoli.
Prepping Your Green Beans
Green beans are a great side dish for those busy weeknights where time is precious. All you really need to do is give them a quick rinse and trim the ends. Trimming the ends gives them a more uniform look and prevents those extra thing ends from getting burnt and stringy.
Grab a handful of green beans and make a nice pile so all the ends are lined up together. Use a sharp knife to trim the ends, then flip the green beans and line up the other ends so you can trim those too.
Next place your green beans in a bowl and then add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use your hands or a pair of tongs to toss the green beans until seasoned uniformly. Then head outside to the griddle!
How To Cook Green Beans On Blackstone
- Step 1 – Preheat your griddle to medium heat, about 350 F
- Step 2 – Spread the green beans on the griddle and saute for about 7 to 10 minutes. Use a metal spatula or tongs to toss the green beans frequently so they don’t burn
- Step 3 – Adjust seasoning to your tastes and add a small drizzle of oil if needed
- Step 4 – Remove from the griddle and serve warm
Tips, Tricks, And Variations
You can clean and trim the green beans ahead of time. Store them in the fridge in an airtight bag or container and they’ll keep for a few days. When you’re ready to use them just add the seasoning and toss them on the grill.
I usually keep the seasoning simple with just salt, pepper, and garlic powder but a few other variations you might want to try include:
- Asian style with teriyaki sauce or sesame oil and garnished with sesame seeds
- Everything bagel seasoning
- Add some kick with a pinch of chili powder or cayenne
- Bacon and diced shallots will add amazing flavor
- Top some toasted bread crumbs on top to give it some crunchiness
- Cheese! Give your green beans a creamy and nutty flavor by sprinkling on some freshly grated parmesan cheese
Want a little more flavor and don’t mind a few extra calories? Add a half tablespoon of butter to the warm griddle and cook the green beans in it.
Or, if you’re already making bacon, save a little of of the grease and use it to cook the green beans. You don’t want them swimming in grease but a small amount will add a lot of flavor.
Can You Cook Frozen Green Beans On A Blackstone?
You can cook frozen green beans right on a Blackstone griddle. You should let them defrost and pat them dry with a paper towel to prevent them from getting soggy.
Don’t get me wrong, fresh green beans from the farmer’s market will always be better than frozen. But if you don’t have any fresh on hand, there’s nothing wrong with using frozen green beans instead.
- 1 pound green beans, rinsed and trimmed
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat your griddle to medium heat, about 350 F
- Use a sharp knife to trim the ends off your green beans so they look uniform
- Place trimmed green beans in a bowl and add the oil, salt, garlic, and pepper. Toss until evenly coated
- Add the green beans to the griddle and let them cook for about 7 to 10 minutes, or until they reach desired tenderness. Be sure to toss them frequently so they cook evenly and don't burn
- Remove from the griddle and serve while still warm
I find a small amount of avocado works nicely, but you can use any cooking oil or even a small amount of butter to add some richness
Fresh green beans are best. If you don't have any fresh you can substitute frozen or even canned.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g