Let’s face it, with your hectic schedule, it can difficult to get  home cooked meal on the dinner table at a decent hour. Between working late and running kids to activities it is easier, but not as healthy to pick up fast food on the way home or serve the same old chicken and a baked potato over and over again. Beans are a great way to add big flavor fast to meals. When you’re short on time and inspiration, try one of these simple recipes which will let you put dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

BBQ Baked Beans and Sausage 

Shorten your preparation and clean up time with this simple one pot meat.  Start with bottled barbecue sauce, tomato paste and ketchup to create a sweet sauce with big tomato flavor. Chicken sausage pulls double duty providing the protein as well as a kick of spice.  Use our pre-cooked great northern white beans to add a creamy texture and another serving of protein. Sauteed collard greens give the dish a dose of hearty greens making this tasty and healthy. For cooking times and nutritional information click here

Tortilla Chicken Chili

Chili is traditionally a slow cooked meal reserved for weekends.  This tortilla chicken chili is a quick fix and makes a great week night meal. The chicken is cubed so it cooks quickly and all of the spices come from a packet of pre-mixed chili seasoning. Canned corn, our pre-cooked pinto beans, and diced tomatoes all add texture and flavor to the chili without extra prep time. Top the chili with broken tortilla chips for a crunchy treat kids love. For cooking times and nutritional information click here

Skillet White Beans, Spinach & Tomatoes over Linguine

Quick meals aren’t always the healthiest. You don’t have to compromise nutrition for convenience  with this pasta favorite. This skillet meal combines healthy spinach with protein packed white beans. Canned tomatoes give the dish color as well as a bright flavor complementing the rich spinach and beans. Save time by boiling the pasta while the spinach, bean and tomato mixture is cooking. Garlic and Parmesan cheese add a punch of flavor. Serve over whole wheat linguine  for a fast, filling, healthy meal.  For cooking times and nutritional information click here

This recipe can be made with either Randall Beans Great Northern White Beans or the Randall Beans Organic products.