French Onion Green Beans and Steak for One

Sometimes you just need to treat yourself. And by treating yourself, we mean cooking up a steak of your choice, seasoned to your liking, and cooked to your preference. And while that certainly may very well be good enough on its own, why stop there? A good steak deserves a companion on the side. That’s where our French Onion Green Bean Roast Kit comes into play. It’s hard to think of a more perfect side than roasted green beans covered in a savory French onion sauce and topped with crispy fried onions — especially when you consider how easy it is to prepare. So, by all means, stay in tonight and gift yourself a steakhouse-worthy dinner for one (tip optional).

Total TIME 30 min



  1. Take the steak out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. This helps the steak cook more evenly.
  2. While the steak is resting, prepare a skillet by heating it over medium-high heat. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Add a drizzle of olive oil or a pat of butter to the skillet once it’s hot.
  3. Carefully place the seasoned steak in the skillet. Sear the steak for about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, adjusting the time according to your desired level of doneness.
  4. While the steak is cooking, follow the instructions on the package of French Onion Green Beans to cook them.
  5. Once the steak is cooked to your liking, remove it from the skillet and let it rest on a cutting board for a few minutes so the juices can redistribute.
  6. Plate the rested steak alongside the cooked French Onion Green Beans. Feel free to drizzle any juices from the resting steak over the top for extra flavor.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Steak for One 101

Whether you’re new to cooking steaks at home or want to feel a little more confident in what you’re doing, we can help. Here are some simple tips to help ensure a perfect steak each and every time:

  • Choose the right cut: Different cuts of steak offer varying levels of tenderness and flavor. Common choices include ribeye for its rich marbling, filet mignon for tenderness, or sirloin for a balance of flavor and affordability. Select a cut that suits your taste and budget, or experiment with different cuts to see what you prefer. 
  • Allow the steak to come to room temperature: Before cooking, take the steak out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes. This helps the steak cook more evenly throughout.
  • Season generously: Season the steak liberally with salt and pepper on both sides just before cooking. We suggest using freshly ground salt and pepper on a coarse setting to give the steak a better crust!
  • Preheat your cooking surface: Whether you’re using a grill, cast-iron skillet, or broiler, make sure it’s preheated to high heat before cooking the steak. A hot surface helps create a flavorful sear on the outside while keeping the inside juicy.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan or grill: Give each steak enough space to cook evenly. Overcrowding can cause steaks to steam rather than sear, resulting in a less desirable texture.
  • Use a meat thermometer: To achieve your desired level of doneness accurately, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. For example, medium-rare is around 130-135°F (54-57°C).
  • Let it rest: After cooking, allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving. This allows the juices to be redistributed, ensuring a juicy and flavorful steak. Covering the steak in foil will keep it warm while you wait.
  • Experiment with different cooking methods: Whether you prefer grilling, pan-searing, or broiling, try different cooking methods to find your favorite way to cook your steak at home.

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