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Blackstone Yellow Beans

Garden fresh yellow beans taste AMAZING on the Blackstone Griddle!!  This refreshing bean recipe will become your new favorite side dish!

Yellow beans are one of the first freshly grown items out of the garden and our family can’t wait to cook them up for dinner!!  Every year rolls around and we plant the bean seeds in our garden with the anticipation of buckets full of fresh yellow wax beans again and again. 

Blackstone Green Beans & Yellow Beans cooking on a hot flat top.

Combine both the yellow beans and the green beans on the Blackstone Griddle for a colorful tasty side dish recipe! We can’t get enough of them!! 

Several family members also benefit from our plentiful bounty to make their own yellow beans recipe.  Griddle beans also makes an easy side-dish recipe for a Thanksgiving dinner.

Want fresh green beans instead? This recipe can easily be used with fresh green beans. 

Blackstone Yellow Beans are super easy to make and pairs well with a griddle steak or your favorite main dish.  Learn a couple key tips from Chef Sherry to make the best delicious wax beans recipe that you will ever have. 

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Blackstone Yellow Beans on a teal colored plate.

Green Beans vs. Yellow Beans

The obvious difference between yellow and green beans is their color.  The shape of the two beans is similar as well as the taste.  

Martha Stewart explains the technical differences between the green bean and yellow bean if you would like to learn more.

When are Yellow Beans Ready to Harvest?

With our lovely cold Michigan weather, we plant our garden around Memorial Day but sometimes it is a week or two later depending on the frost forecast for our area.  We plant a couple rows of beans while we are planting all the rest of the garden. 

A Row of Yellow Beans in a Garden along with cabbage and broccoli plants.

But my husband also saves room for one or two more rows of beans that he will plant a little later in the season.  He calls it early beans and late beans so that we have plenty garden beans all summer long. 

To learn more about how we plant our garden, check out my “Creating A Garden” article.  This provides step by step instructions on how we create our western Michigan garden. 

Ready to Pick Wax Beans from a Garden Plant.
Ready to Pick Wax Beans from a Garden Plant.

I also have a “Creating A Garden Video” of our garden showing you what we produce. Harvest times varies from area to area. 

You will know when the yellow wax beans are ready to harvest when the bean looks fully developed.  Make sure not to wait too long to pick your beans because they will become seedy and loose it’s great flavor. 

Bucket of Freshly Picked Yellow Wax Beans.
Bucket of Freshly Picked Yellow Wax Beans.

Where to Purchase Yellow Beans?

If you do not have access to growing your own beans, then you can purchase them.  Check out your local grocery store and search the produce aisle. 

Another great option is your local farmers market or stop by a farm stand to see if they have any.  Asking a local farmer to search out a source is a great option also. 

How Do You Clean Yellow Beans?

Learning how to properly clean your yellow wax beans is easy but is a little time consuming.  With a sharp paring knife, cut the stem end of each bean.  My husband does not like the little tail of a bean, so I cut both ends when making his. 

Place the cut beans into a sink of cold water and let them float around to remove any dirt or sand.  I soak them for a couple of minutes to let the dirt settle to the bottom of the sink. 

Scoop out the cleaned beans to a colander and give them one final cold rinse.  Let the beans dry.  Use right away or store in an airtight container that is lined with some paper towel to soak up any excess water.      

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How to Cook Yellow Beans on a Blackstone Griddle

Preheat the Blackstone Griddle to medium low heat.  Place a thin layer of your favorite oil onto the flat top griddle.  

You want to cook these Blackstone yellow beans, low and slow.  Once the griddle is hot, put the beans onto the flat top and top with your bacon pieces.  

Use a squeeze bottle of room temperature water and have a dome lid ready to cover the beans.  Squirt about 2 tablespoons of water on and around the beans.  

Cover with a dome lid to trap as much of the steam as possible to help cook the beans.  Let cook for several minutes and then check the beans to see how they are cooking.  

Toss the beans with a griddle spatula to prevent burning.  Squirt some more water and cover again.  

Griddle Cooking Green & Yellow Beans, using a griddle spatula to flip while cooking.

Cooking time will vary but will take about 5 to 10 minutes.  Once the yellow beans recipe has reached its desired tenderness, consider some of these Add Ins to take your beans to the next flavor level.

A Plate of Wax Beans with Bacon Pieces.

Add Ins

  • Favorite Seasonings
  • Maple Syrup
  • Garlic
  • Flavored Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Onion (diced, sliced, powdered, or granulates)
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Fresh Herbs (parsley, mint, etc.)
  • Splash of Soy Sauce

Other Ways to Cook Yellow Beans

  • Boiled Yellow Beans: This is how my whole family likes their beans.  We cut our beans into 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces.  Add the bean pieces to a large pot of water with 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of bacon bits and bring to a boil. Boil for about 20 to 30 minutes. Test for doneness.  Drain beans, toss with some butter, and serve immediately.
  • Air Fry Yellow Beans: With the popularity of Air Fryers, cooking beans is a simple and easy thing to do.  Just toss the yellow beans with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and your favorite spices.  Place in the air fryer and cook for 7-8 minutes on 370°F. Toss the air fryer basket halfway through.
  • Steam Yellow Beans: Add two to three inches of water to a large pot outfitted with a steamer basket and bring water to boil. Add your yellow beans, cover with a lid and steam (about 3-4 minutes). Then remove the basket, set aside so the beans cool down and don’t overcook.  Serve with your desired toppings. 
  • Sautéed Yellow Beans: Heat olive oil (or oil of your choice) in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Use about 2 tablespoons of oil per 1 pound of beans. When the oil is hot, add the beans along with any spices and place the lid on the pan.  Every so often, take the lid off and stir to combine. For a crisp and well-cooked bean, your cooking time will be around 5-7 minutes, but it can take longer if the beans are bigger. Serve hot.
  • Oven Roasted Yellow Beans: Toss beans in your favorite high heat oil and spices of your choice.  Arrange the beans so they are flat on a large baking sheet. In a preheated 425°F oven, roast the beans for about 15 minutes making sure to toss the beans about every five minutes.

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How to Store Wax Beans

Store your leftover beans in an airtight container for up to 6 days.  These leftover vegetables are perfect for a quick meal. Reheat on the Blackstone Griddle, in the microwave or a pot on the stove. 

Yellow Beans Cooked on a Blackstone Griddle then placed on a teal colored serving plate.

More Blackstone Griddle Sides Recipes

If you are looking for more delicious side dishes that can be made on a Blackstone Griddle, then you have come to the right place.

Try my fried rice, chicken fried rice, hasselback potato, cheddar biscuits, smashed potatoes, loaded smashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, deep fried French fries, griddle butternut squash, griddle glazed carrots, griddle corn on the cob, and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms on the Blackstone Griddle. 

What to Serve with Fresh Cooked Beans

Freshly cooked garden beans taste amazing all by themselves but if you want to pair them a main dish recipe, I have the perfect recipes for you. Try these amazing individual beef wellington recipe, fried walleye, fried pork chops, and hibachi shrimp.

Cooking Yellow & Green Beans on Blackstone Griddle

Blackstone Yellow Beans – FAQ

How do you eat yellow beans?

Yellow beans are very versatile and great in many recipes.  Try any of the cooking methods above.  Add pieces of beans to a vegetable soup, can any excess beans for later use, or make a yellow bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup for your next gathering.    

What do you do with yellow beans from the garden?

Share your wax beans from the garden with family and friends that might not have access to them.  My family’s preferred method of cooking beans is to boil them with some bacon bits until they are fork tender, drain, and then toss with some butter.  I like to process and can extra’s for later use. 

What to Make with Yellow Beans?

Make your favorite griddle meat such as chicken kabobs, turkey cutlets, chicken wings, tempura chicken strips, smashed burgers, or marinated chicken.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables on top of griddle yellow beans on a teal dinner plate surrounded by cheddar biscuits, fried rice and white rice.
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables.

Blackstone Yellow Beans Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings

Yellow Beans

Blackstone Green Beans & Yellow Beans cooking on a hot flat top.

Garden fresh yellow beans & green beans taste AMAZING on the Blackstone Griddle!! This refreshing bean recipe will become your new favorite side dish! Yellow beans are one of the first freshly grown items out of the garden and our family can’t wait to cook them up for dinner!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil 1 teaspoon
  • Yellow Beans, Cleaned and Stems Removed. 1 Pound
  • Bacon Bits 2 tablespoons
  • Butter 2 tablespoons
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoons
  • Pepper 1/4 teaspoon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Blackstone Flat Top Griddle to medium low heat.
  2. Place a layer of olive oil onto the griddle.
  3. Once the Blackstone griddle is hot, put the yellow beans (and green beans) onto the flat top and top with your bacon pieces (cooked).
  4. Use a squeeze bottle of water and have a dome lid ready to cover the wax beans. Squirt about 2 tablespoons of water on and around the yellows beans. Cover with a dome lid to trap as much of the steam as possible to help cook the wax beans.
  5. Let the beans cook for several minutes and then check to see how they are cooking. Toss the yellow beans with a griddle spatula to prevent burning.
  6. If needed, squirt some more water and cover again. Cooking time will vary. It will take about 5 to 10 minutes to cook. Check for desired tenderness. Once the yellow beans recipe are done, add some butter and toss to combine. Consider some of the Add Ins (list below) to take your beans to the next level.

Notes

Extra Flavor Options
Your Favorite Seasonings
Maple Syrup (Local is Best)
Garlic (Minced, Salt, or Granulates)
Olive Oil That is Flavored
Butter, Salted
Slivered Almonds
Onions (diced, sliced, powdered, or granulates)
Fresh Squeezed Lemon or Lime Juice
Sesame Seeds - Toasted
Freshly Chopped Herbs (parsley, mint, etc.)
Soy Sauce

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 241Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 15mgSodium 378mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 12gSugar 0gProtein 12g

Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.

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5 Comments on “Blackstone Yellow Beans”

  1. These beans were fast, easy, and sooooo delish! Because I’m allergic to regular bacon (and turkey bacon is such a disappointment), I used sauteed diced mushroom stems in lieu of the bacon bits. Yum!

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  2. I made these for a quick weeknight side dish with dinner and they did not disappoint. I left the bacon on the side as not everyone in my family eats bacon. Everyone was happy!

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