Baked beans are a cookout’s best friend. They perfectly compliment anything cooked up on the old smoky irons- whether it be a set of juicy steaks, some hand-pressed hamburgers, or hearty bratwurst links. We’ve partnered with our friends at Duke’s Meats in Colorado to bring you this killer 4th of July recipe.

The best baked bean recipes even include a few splashes of lip smacking honey bourbon to sweeten up the barbecue, brown sugar and molasses. We don’t know about you, but those all sound like awesome flavor combinations in our book.

We’ve gone south of the border with this zesty take on the summer time bean dish. Filled to the brim with chunky, spicy chorizo, this otherwise super sweet side item kicks the flavor profile up a few notches. The Duke’s Honey Bourbon Beef Jerky that ties the whole dish together, adding an evening savory iron taste to the beans.

So what are you waiting for? Go grab a can of Randall’s Great Northern Beans, whip together a zesty barbecue blend, add the savory chorizo and Duke’s Jerky and dive in. You won’t be able to have just one scoop full of these killer baked beans, we guarantee it.


  • 1 cup chorizo
  • 2 1/2 cups of Randall’s Great Northern Beans
  • 1 package Duke’s Honey Bourbon Beef Jerky, chopped
  • 4 cups white onion, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 ½ teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped


Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and cook until fat begins to render, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add beans, Duke’s jerky, water, oregano, thyme, salt, cumin, coriander, and paprika. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir in brown sugar, tomato paste, molasses, liquid smoke, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cover and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Remove from oven, stir in vinegar and black pepper. Sprinkle with green onions and parsley.

Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall Great Northern Beans! Check your local grocery store or if you can’t find them you can always have these delicious beans in a jar shipped straight to you from our online store.