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bbq green beans

Healthy BBQ Green Beans

Lightened up BBQ Green Beans smothered in a homemade barbecue sauce then baked with thinly sliced onions. The perfect vegetable side dish for potlucks and holidays.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people, as a side
Calories 91kcal


  • 4 cups green beans trimmed (if fresh); or 2 x 15-oz cans rinsed and drained canned green beans
  • ½ yellow onion thinly sliced into half-moons
  • ½ cup ketchup look for one with low sugar or no added sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce look for a vegan brand to make these vegan
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
  • Combine the trimmed green beans and thinly sliced onion in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, and garlic powder. Pour over the green beans and onions. Mix until well coated.
  • Transfer to the baking sheet, and bake for ~20-25 minutes, or until the green beans and onions are tender. Enjoy!


You can prep these in advance and keep in a covered baking dish in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 913IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg