While Randall Beans’ headquarters is in Cincinnati, our main processing plant is located in beautiful Tekonsha, Michigan, so we’ve always felt a strong connection to the Great Lakes State. Recently, we sponsored the Mitten Moms conference, bringing together some of Michigan’s best mom bloggers. Some of them were inspired to cook up a batch of Randall Beans. Here are some of our favorites:
What starts as a classic white chicken chili is transformed with the addition of a hint of ground ginger to add that mystery depth of flavor. We also love that this recipe uses both pinto beans and great northern white beans. The two different textures add interest. Grab some leftover chicken and cook this one up some cold night soon.
Chicken and Bean Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings are the ultimate in comfort food, but we’d never seen a recipe with beans before! White beans add a new textural component against the soft dumplings (canned biscuit dough–how easy is that?) and cream of mushroom soup. Nostalgic, quick and delicious.
Weeknight White Chicken Chili
In a perfect world, chili simmers for hours, boiling down and building flavor. But let’s face it, we don’t live in a perfect world. When you’re in a hurry, this white chicken chili comes together in minutes. Stir in tons of cheese for extra ooey-gooeyness, and serve on top of tortilla chips. Perfection.
White beans. Smoked ham. Onions, celery, carrots. Sometimes you just don’t mess with a classic. This timeless recipe will have you remembering cold winter evenings with your family. Introduce the next generation to these simple pleasures.
Sausage and White Bean Soup
We all know that pork and beans go beautifully together; that’s why there are so many ham and bean recipes. But why not switch things up with sausage? This Italian-inspired recipe features both sausage and prosciutto. A chunky puree makes for a more sophisticated dish that’ll still warm you through and through.
Ham Hocks with Beans
Ham hocks look a little scary. They’re knobbly and where exactly is a hock, anyway? It doesn’t matter, because these smoked hocks add huge flavor to any pot of beans. Serve alongside cornbread and call it dinner.
Thanks to all our Mitten Moms for their great recipes! Have a favorite recipe you’d like to share with us? Leave it in the comments.