Do you have a handful of tried and true recipes you can whip up from memory? Whether it’s your mom’s chicken and dumplings or the family recipe for peach cobbler, they’re recipes you could make in your sleep.

Finding new recipes can give you inspiration and keep your weeknight meals fresh, but it’s these wonderful family recipes that everyone asks for at gatherings. They may not feature trendy ingredients or fancy presentation, but they are comforting and bring back childhood memories.

Flip over a jar of Randall Beans and you’ll find our heirloom recipes on the back. The recipes feature our beans with simple and tasty preparations. Our Mediterranean Mixed Beans recipe combines Randall Mixed Beans with flavorful onions and canned diced tomatoes and is a refreshing way to wind down your summer. You can try out different styles of canned diced tomatoes available like tomatoes with Italian herbs or fire roasted to give the dish a unique flavor. Rosemary adds a savory note while fresh chopped parsley gives the dish fresh green color. Serve with pork or chicken as a filling side dish.


Randall Mediterranean Mixed Beans

2 cups of Randall Deluxe Mixed Beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 16-oz. can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed (1 teaspoon fresh chopped)
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley


Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic, stirring for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to soften. Add the Randall Deluxe Mixed Beans, tomatoes, salt, sugar and rosemary. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Cover the skillet and lower heat to a simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve. This recipe makes a tasty side dish for pork and chicken.