Lunchbreak: Lawd ham mercy beans, prepared by Eddie Nero, Big Ed’s BBQ

Eddie Nero

Big Ed's BBQ
4030 Northpoint Blvd.
(847) 473-5333

They will be conducting a BBQ 101 class Saturday June, 3, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

Lawd Ham Mercy Beans

5 cups baked beans
2 pounds of smoked meat or ground beef
1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups green pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 1/2 cups water
2 cups ketchup
1 cup Big Ed’s BBQ Sauce (or your favorite sauce)
1 cup mustard
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons black pepper
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
2 Tablespoons salt

Preheat large stock pot and add vegetable oil. Add green peppers, onions, season with half of the salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Sauté for 5 to 10 minutes. Add smoked meat or ground beef and remaining seasoning, brown meat and drain.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium high heat for twenty minutes. Cook for thirty-sixty minutes in a smoker or bake in an 250 degree oven.