If you are a long-time fan and eater of Randall Beans, this recipe may sound familiar.

It should, it was printed right on our jars for many years! Though it has been replaced, this white bean Provencal is still one of our absolute favorites.

The namesake of these beans, Provencal, refers to the Provence region in the south of France. Just a stone’s throw from Italy, food from this region draws heavier inspiration from Italian cuisine rather than French. Hence the heavy use of garlic, mushrooms, olive oil, tomatoes and bright herbs as opposed to thick and heavy cream sauces.

Using fragrant sauteed garlic, onion, tomatoes and mushrooms, these full-bodied flavors come from ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. So, make sure you always have a couple jars of Randall Beans great northern beans stocked up so you can whip this dish up whenever you’ve got a hankering for something delicious.

Finish it off with a squeeze of lemon juice for some zestiness and balance to the buttery and heartiness of the white beans. With some sweetness, some zestiness and some heartiness, this recipe has it all. Strong enough to serve it up on its own or perfect as a side dish to chicken or fish.

Enjoy a big spoonful of Randall Beans history and white bean Provencal deliciousness!

This recipe makes 6-8 servings.


White Bean Provencal

White Bean Provencal


  • 2 cups of Randal Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 14.5-oz. can tomatoes, diced and drained
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Chopped scallions for garnish


  1. In a skillet, sauté garlic and onion in oil 5 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add tomatoes and mushrooms, cooking 5 minutes longer.
  3. Add beans and cook over low heat, 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add scallions for garnish if desired.
  5. Serve hot or cold.
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