Let’s face it: the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. You may have been planning a grand weeknight meal for your family, but then life gets in the way. Maybe you forgot to thaw out the chicken from the freezer, or you got caught at the office late, or maybe you just didn’t have enough time in the day to get to the store. It happens to all of us!

Rather than settle for a frozen meal or a fast food dinner, you can just as easily prepare a quick and simple home-cooked meal to feed your family! This baked bean recipe is the perfect side dish for such a meal and all you need is a microwave-safe container, a jar of Randall Beans, and a few simple ingredients you already have in your pantry!

That’s right: microwave baked beans that are just as good, though much simpler, than any of our others! All you need is to combine a 48oz. jar of our pinto or great northern beans with some diced onion, molasses, mustard, ketchup, and a dash of hot sauce and let your microwave do the rest.

This side dish is the perfect partner for leftover grilled chicken or some hamburgers prepared on the stove. You can also chop up some hotdogs, sausage, or leftover pork chops to add to make these beans a meal all of their own.

A meal this simple, delicious, and quick is a savior on days when life gets in the way of your dinner plans. Randall Beans can be the building blocks of many, many more quick dinner recipes just like this. So, be sure to keep a jar or two of your favorite kind of Randall Beans in your pantry for just such occasions. You never know when a busy day will throw off your dinner plans and you need Randall to save the day!


Last-Minute Dinner Baked Beans

Last-Minute Dinner Baked Beans


  • 4 1/2 cups Randall Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey or molasses
  • 1 small can of diced tomatoes
  • Dash hot sauce, (to taste)


  1. In a 2-quart casserole, stir together the Randall Pinto Beans with the remaining ingredients. Cover dish and place in microwave for 5 minutes on high.
  2. Turn dish and cook 5 minutes longer, or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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This recipe makes around 8 servings.

Cooking times in microwave ovens may vary according to wattage. If wattage is less than 700, allow more time.

Whether its summertime or the middle of winter, baked beans are the perfect side dish for almost any meal. For more baked bean recipes you can prepare in the oven or over the stove, view our Randall Beans Recipe page.