Making recipes from scratch is a labor of love. The prep time adds up with measuring out ingredients before you even get started. Cooking from scratch can make what looks like an easy recipe too lengthy for a weeknight meal. Using ready-made ingredients is an easy shortcut for meals. You can use ready-made foods that need to be heated through, but don’t require any additional work. This kind of time saver allows you to make great tasting food but get it on the table at a decent hour.

Our latest customer submitted recipe is so easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. Rick Long sent us his “Everything’s Better with Beans” mixed bean soup recipe. He takes a jar of Randall Mixed Beans and adds it to cans of ready-made soup. Rick likes to use Campbell’s Chunky Beef and Country Vegetable Soup because of the tasty brown gravy. To give the soup even more flavor, he adds cooked chopped onions and a dash of liquid hickory seasoning.


Everything’s Better with Beans

Everything’s Better with Beans


  • 4 1/2 cups Randall Mixed Beans
  • 2 onions
  • 3 18 oz cans of ready-made country style soup (Like Campbell's Chunky)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop the onions and place them in a large microwave safe dish with a lid. Add a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover and microwave the onions until soft, about 5 minutes. If the onions are not as soft as you would like, microwave them at one minute intervals until completely soft. Mix in the Randall Mixed Beans and ready-made soup. Microwave until heated through, about 4 minutes. Serve with crackers or crusty bread.
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Thanks again to Rick Long for his great submission. We love seeing how our customers use Randall Beans in their recipes. Submit your favorite recipe featuring Randall Beans along with a photo and you might be featured on the blog! Emails can be sent to

Everything is better with beans indeed! Rick’s recipe is but one in what has become a very lengthy recipe guide. Check it out on We have something for every season and style of bean-lover. Craving soup? Dip too dense? Need to whip up a dessert, but only have beans? Fear not and look no further. Randall Beans has got you covered.

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