Smoked Green Beans are buttery, garlicky, and full of smoky flavor. Using this homemade green beans recipe will help you take this familiar side dish to the next level.
This five ingredient recipe is simple and easy to make. Not only is this recipe easy it’s also kid friendly.
Smoked Fresh Green Beans
This tasty smoked fresh green bean recipe was inspired by my need to find a different way to serve this vegetable. Green beans are a staple side dish in our household but I wanted a new way to serve them. These smoked fresh green beans make for a side dish for this Smoked Catfish recipe.
Are you ready to make this smoked side dish recipe? All you need is five basic ingredients. One trip to the grocery store and you are ready to make this tasty dish.
- Green Beans
- sour cream
- Dill weed
- salt and pepper
See the recipe card for quantities.
These easy Smoked Green Beans only take four steps and then you have a delicious and smoked side dish recipe.
Step 1: Prep your green beans
Wash and trim off the ends of your fresh green beans
Step 2: Preheat your smoker
When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 250°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Season the green beans
Put the green beans in a pile on a rimmed baking sheet and pour the melted butter over them. Using tongs, spread the beans out in the pan and season with salt and black pepper.
Step 4: Smoke the green beans
Smoke the green beans for 3 hours or until your green bean are tender. Serve while warm and enjoy.
Optional Step: Make the sauce
Make the optional sauce by mixing the ingredients together and allow the sauce to chill while the green beans smoke.
Hint: I like to use a foil pan when smoked for easy clean up!
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this smoked green beans recipe.
- Oil – Use olive oil instead of butter if you prefer.
- Garlic – don’t have fresh or minced garlic on hand? Use garlic powder in it’s place instead.
Want to personalize this Smoked fresh green beans recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Bacon – Do you like bacon in your green beans? Add small chopped bacon to your green beans during smoking for additional bacon flavor.
- Onions – Want a little onion flavor in this dish? Add diced onions to your pan before you start smoking your green beans.
- Almonds – Enjoy a crunch with your green beans? Add slivered almonds to your dish before smoking.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Smoked Cauliflower recipe.
You only need three basic kitchen tools to help you make this smoked side dish recipe.
- pan with sides
Store your leftover green beans for up to three days in the fridge.
Looking for tips for this recipe? Here are my best tips.
- Coat your green beans well for best results.
- Smoke until your green beans are tender.
- If using frozen green beans allow them to thaw completely and dry them off first.
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Reheat in the microwave for one to two minutes or until warm all the way through. Reheating time will depend on how many green beans that you are reheating.
Yes! You can use frozen green beans, however, you will need to thaw and dry your green beans first.
Technically yes, you can freeze these green beans, though I personally don’t recommend doing so as they lose their texture.
Smoked Green Beans
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Smoked Green Beans
- 1 lbs Green Beans
- ½ cup Butter melted
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Garlic or to taste.
Optional Sauce Ingredients
- ½ cup sour cream
- 3 cloves garlic minced or one tablespoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup dill weed
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- When ready to cook, set smoker temperature to 250°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
- Put the green beans in a pile on a rimmed baking sheet and pour the melted butter over them. Using tongs, spread the beans out in the pan and season with salt and black pepper.
- Roast the beans for about 3 hour, stirring and lifting with tongs every 20 minutes or so. The beans should be very tender, shriveled, and lightly browned in places. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve while hot. Enjoy!
Optional Sauce directions
- Mix together all sauce ingredients and allow to chill while your green beans are smoking. Drizzle over green beans and serve.