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chorizo baked beans with Duke's Jerky

Sweet and Smoky Chorizo Baked Beans with Duke’s Jerky


  • 1 cup chorizo
  • 2 ½ cups Randall 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 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. smoked sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 ½ tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. 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.