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Foil Roasted Green Beans

Easy, fast, fresh green summer taste and NOTHING could be easier than grilling green beans in a foil packet! These foil roasted green beans suit everyone’s taste and you’ll be getting all the OOOoo’s and AAAahh’s around the dinner table when you serve up this beautiful and delicious side dish! 

fresh green beans roasted in aluminum foil on the grill

Why This Recipe Works

  • You already have everything you need to make this dish work.
  • Grills in the seasoning and buttery flavor 
  • No mess clean up! Just throw the foil away! 

 

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. Wash the green beans and remove the ends. 

hand cutting the ends off of green beans on cutting board

STEP 2. Season the beans and add butter. 

hand adding a pat of butter on foil

STEP 3. Remove from the grill, allow to rest for a few minutes and then cut the packet open and serve!

foil package opened to reveal green beans with garlic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s). 

Do I Need to Remove Strings From the Beans? 

That depends! Check your green beans for strings and if you note any, then yes, remove the strings. 

How Do I Prepare the Beans for the Grill? 

  • Simply wash them
  • Look for any bad spots and cut those off.
  • Cut the ends from the beans (usually too tough to eat). 
  • Then you are ready to go! 

Can I Make These In the Oven? 

Yes! You certainly can! Set the oven on 350, Place the green beans cooked in foil packet in the oven and follow the other directions as listed below. 

Can I Use Canned Green Beans? 

Sure! Those beans will work. Simply drain them very well. Obviously, they will not taste quite like the fresh green beans, but will still have a ton of flavor. You’ll want to be careful not to OVER cook them, so that they don’t get mushy. 

How Long Do These Keep? 

You can keep these green beans cooked in foil for up to 4 days after grilling, just cover well and keep in the fridge. 

Can I Make These Ahead? 

Absolutely! Green beans in foil packets are the PERFECT answer to a make ahead dish. Just put it all together, wrap it up tight and put it in the fridge for up to 24 hours ahead of time. 

Can I Use Different Seasonings? 

Sure! Use what tastes good to you! Some ideas: 

  • Italian Seasoning
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Garlic and Chives
  • Bacon bits and Chives

What Can I Serve with These Beans? 

Anything cooked on the grill works great! Try this grilled Salmon or even these Hangry Hamburgers

overhead shot of green beans in foil packet with scorch marks on foil

Tips and Tricks For Foil Roasted Green Beans

  • Buy the freshest green beans that you can find.
  • Wash the beans and then dry them VERY well before starting, damp beans will steam quite a lot and wash off the seasoning. 
  • Usually the thin green beans taste best, but don’t go with the super skinny ones. You want one that looks fully grown but not OVER grown. Young tender beans is what you are going for. 
  • Look for a fresh green color and a colorful stem. 
  • If the skin of the beans looks wrinkly, move on. 
  • When seasoning your beans, use a little more than you think prudent, some of it will wash off into the foil. 
  • Use TWO layers of heavy duty, good quality foil. This is important. Cheap foil or single layer foil is likely to tear on the grill and then all of your flavorful juices will leak out.
  • Taste the beans before you serve them to make sure the flavor is like you want. Add more seasoning if needed before serving.

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fresh green beans roasted in aluminum foil on the grill

Foil Roasted Green Beans

Easy, fast, fresh green summer taste and NOTHING could be easier than grilling green beans in a foil packet! These foil roasted green beans suit everyone’s taste and you’ll be getting all the OOOoo’s and AAAahh’s around the dinner table when you serve up this beautiful and delicious side dish!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Foil Roasted Green Beans, Green Beans in Aluminum Foil
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Resting Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Fresh Green Beans washed and dried with the ends cut off
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 350 degrees. Rub the clean grill grates with some vegetable oil.
  • Lay down TWO sheets of 12” long aluminum foil, one on top of the other.
  • Place the green beans on the aluminum foil
  • Sprinkle the minced garlic, soy sauce, onion powder, red pepper flakes and sugar over the top. Place the pat of butter on the top.
  • Fold two opposite sides of the aluminum foil towards the middle.
  • Fold the other two sides over the top of the first layer and roll the top tightly down. Roll up the ends and pinch tightly together.
  • Lay the packet onto the cleaned and oiled grill grates. Allow to cook for 9 minutes. If you like your beans softer, cook for 2-4 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the grill and let it cool for 2 minutes.
  • Cut or unroll the package and serve beans hot. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

  • Buy the freshest green beans that you can find.
  • Wash the beans and then dry them VERY well before starting, damp beans will steam quite a lot and wash off the seasoning.
  • Usually the thin green beans taste best, but don’t go with the super skinny ones.
  • You want one that looks fully grown but not OVER grown. Young tender beans is what you are going for.
  • Look for a fresh green color and a colorful stem.
    If the skin of the beans looks wrinkly, move on.
  • When seasoning your beans, use a little more than you think prudent, some of it will wash off into the foil.
  • Use TWO layers of heavy duty, good quality foil. This is important. Cheap foil or single layer foil is likely to tear on the grill and then all of your flavorful juices will leak out.
  • Taste the beans before you serve them to make sure the flavor is like you want. Add more seasoning if needed before serving.
PRO TIP: Sprinkle with 1 tsp lemon juice for the perfect acidic balance!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Foil Roasted Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 908IU18%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Linda Urbanovsky

Friday 17th of April 2020

Going to try this with asperigas I bought.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 17th of April 2020

GREAT! Just watch them carefully, they get done quickly.

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 9th of April 2020

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