BBQ Baked Beans with Zhong Sauce

BBQ Baked Beans with Zhong Sauce

Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the flavors of the season have to disappear. Thanks to a delicious collaboration with Fly By Jing, we’re bringing you a recipe that will help you savor the last days of summer and welcome the crisp fall weather with a mouthwatering dish: Sweet and Smoky BBQ Baked Beans. These beans are the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, smoky, and salty, making them an ideal addition to your picnic, tailgate party, or cozy night in. And the best part? You can find the key ingredients, SIMPLi Regenerative Organic Certified® Red Kidney Beans and Fly By Jing Zhong Sauce, on sale at Whole Foods locations nationwide through October 3!



  1. Prepare your SIMPLi Red Kidney Beans according to package instructions with SIMPLi Spice Salt.

  2. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Sauté your chopped yellow onion for about 3-5 minutes until delightfully soft.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce, honey, brown sugar, flour, syrup, SIMPLi Pink Salt, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp of Fly By Jing Zhong Sauce, and water. Stir it all together until you have a tantalizing mixture. Add the sautéed onions into this flavor-packed blend.

  4. Place your drained and rinsed beans into an 8x8 glass or ceramic baking dish.

  5. Pour the BBQ mixture over the beans and give it all a good mix. You want the beans to be submerged in the delicious liquid, and the mixture should be nice and loose. If it's a tad too condensed, just add a bit more water.

  6. Cover your baking dish with oven-safe foil and let those beans bake for 1 hour. This slow and low cooking method will infuse them with incredible flavor.

  7. After 1 hour, uncover the dish and let the beans bake for another 30 minutes uncovered. This will give them a delectable caramelization on top.

  8. Once your beans are thoroughly baked and smelling incredible, serve with cornbread, brussels sprouts slaw, mashed potatoes, or your favorite BBQ sides.

  9. For an extra burst of flavor, drizzle extra Fly By Jing Zhong Sauce on top of your plate. Its tang, spice, and sweetness will elevate your dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

BBQ Baked Beans with Zhong Suace Blog

Whether you're enjoying the last rays of summer or embracing the cool embrace of fall, this dish will keep you warm and satisfied. So, head to your nearest Whole Foods and grab SIMPLi Red Kidney Beans and Fly By Jing Zhong Sauce, and get ready to create a luscious culinary masterpiece that'll have everyone asking for seconds. Enjoy!

See the full recipe video:

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.