Saturday, May 31, 2014

Grilled Red Potatoes & Green Beans

Nothing screams summer to me quite like firing up the grill, eating outside on the picnic table and listening to to the kids chase each other around the yard. Now, don't get me wrong, I'll grill pretty much any time of year, even when there is snow on the ground. But there is something about that summer sun, the appearance of lightning bugs, and the smells of the grill while drinking an ice cold root beer that lets me know that summer has officially arrived.
Every year when we start grilling out pretty frequently, I'm always trying to find ways to grill my favorite foods instead of turning on the oven and heating up the house. And one of those favorite foods is taters and green beans. I love to roast them and have with some roasted turkey or pot roast. But in the summer time, I like to take it outside and save a bit on my electric bill while I'm at it. And let's face it, grilled food takes your usual recipes to a whole 'nutha level of flavor. I was so fortunate to recently get my hands on some amazingly tender and buttery red potatoes from Black Gold Farms
Do you cook much with red potatoes? They are a truly versatile veggie. You can take practically any potato recipe and switch it out with red potatoes. They have such a buttery texture.So now let's get to this recipe. Creamy potatoes and fresh green beans combined with seasonings and shallots and garlic and butter. Oh good!
2 cups red potatoes, unpeeled, quartered
1 1/2 cups fresh green beans (ends trimmed)
2 tbsp. olive oil (divided use)
2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
2 tbsp. diced shallot (or sweet onion)
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp. butter
salt & pepper, to taste
Preheat gas or charcoal grill. 
In a bowl, combine one tablespoon of the olive oil with the red potatoes.
Season with one teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. 
Stir to make sure all the potatoes are evenly coated.
Line a grill pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray (or use nonstick foil). The reason why you want to do this is later we will be adding butter and if butter drips into the grill, it can cause flare ups and you don't want to burn your potatoes. I forgot to add the foil in for these photos but it is an important step. You DO NOT need a grill pan for this. You can use a disposable aluminum pan or even heavy duty aluminum foil. Just make sure you also spray it with nonstick cooking spray just to make sure there is no sticking. 

 Place potatoes in a grill pan in a single layer. 
Place pan on grill. Grill should be on a medium heat setting (about 350F-400F degrees.) Cover grill and cook potatoes for 12-15 minutes, making sure to occasionally stir the potatoes for even cooking. 
Meanwhile, combine green beans with one tbsp. of olive oil, slices of butter, one tsp. of lemon pepper seasoning, diced shallots and minced garlic with a sprinkling of salt & pepper. Stir well.
Add green beans to grill basket and stir gently. 
Cook for about 8-10 minutes longer (until potatoes and green beans are tender.)
Then dig in! A taste of summer right here! I love to serve this with some grilled chicken too.

Cook's Notes: To make in the oven,  preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add the potatoes to a bowl and toss with ½ the olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Roast in pan (lined with nonstick aluminum foil) for 15 minutes. Add the green beans, garlic, shallots to same bowl and toss with remaining olive oil and lemon pepper. Add to the baking sheet with the potatoes.  Roast together for 10 minutes. Melt the butter and coat the roasted vegetables with the butter mixture and serve.

This side dish would go great with these Marinated Chicken Skewers!


  1. Hi Brandie! I've always loved red taters and green beans together. This looks so good! And thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  2. Love red potatoes and I love green beans. So yummy together.

  3. That looks like a great dish. I'll have to my eye out for a sale on one of those grill baskets.

  4. Barbara, I found that one at Lowe's. It was $9.99. :)

  5. Love these grilled red potatoes and green beans!!! what a fabulous summer dish! Pinning!!! so happy to be here today with you guys for Better With Reds. . here's to great summer eats!

  6. What a fabulous side dish! It looks so elegant! I am definitely going to have to get me one of those grill pans!

  7. So sweet - thanks so much! I hope you love it!

  8. Thanks again for another delicious recipe and for the chance to win. Pinning it!!


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