July 4th is this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited! Independence Day is one of our favorite holidays, full of good times, family, fireworks and food. While we can’t plan your fireworks show for you, we definitely can give you some ideas for that food part. No matter whether you’re bringing a single dish to a huge party, or preparing a full spread for your own guests, we’ve got just the thing to add that “Wow!” factor to your Independence Day Bash. We’ve searched the web for some of the best July 4th recipes featuring beans, and we’re excited to share them with you and your family!
You can never get enough American flag imagery around your party on the 4th of July, and this dish is sure to be a standout on the table at your shindig! Created by the bloggers at Tastes of Lizzy T’s, this simple layered bean dip is a wonderful appetizer to whet your guests’ appetites until the main course is done grilling! Featuring a base of Randall Black Beans along with black olives, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce and cherry tomato, this recipe also leaves a little space for some creative additions. Want to bring the heat in your dip? Add some sliced jalapenos or mix some sriracha with your sour cream. Want a little more filling? A cup of cooked chorizo can give you a savory flavor to spice up the dip.
We admit it – we’re suckers for American history. Randall’s own family farm, Open Spigot Farm, has a long history tied into Appalachian Americana. Though this recipe is simple, we love that it combines both early and modern American history. Beans and bacon were a staple of the early American diet, with pineapples being synonymous with Hawaii – the last state to join the Union. Knowing all that, we couldn’t help but to include this on our July 4th recipe roundup for all like-minded history fans. Though this recipe from Taste of Home calls for premade baked beans, we know that homemade baked beans are almost always better, so start off with our recipe for Boston Baked Beans, then follow the original instructions to add delicious pineapple tanginess to the mix.
Randall Beans are famous for our traditional glass jar packaging, so we couldn’t help but love these craft ideas using empty glass jars. Once you’re finished making your favorite dish using any variety of Randall Beans, simply peel off the Randall label, clean the jar thoroughly, and let your creativity run wild, using these creative and patriotic mason jar designs collected by Country Living to get your imagination on the right track. We’d love to see what you end up making, so be sure to snap a photo and share it on the Randall Beans Facebook page!
From everyone in the Randall Beans family, we want to wish you a safe a happy Independence Day weekend! To keep your holiday healthy, check out thelatest updates on the Randall Beans Healthy Living page!