Traditional Kentucky Burgoo

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"This is my version of a traditional Kentucky stew recipe my brother brought back after going to school in Louisville. A favorite on Derby Day or any day!"
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3 h 30 m servings 366 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 956 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat olive oil in an 8-quart pot over medium heat; brown pork and beef cubes in the hot oil, working in batches if necessary.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, chicken pieces, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer stew for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in stewed tomatoes, barbeque sauce, green beans, okra, corn, onion, green bell pepper, celery, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, salt, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
  4. Bring stew back to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 more hour.
  5. Discard bay leaves before serving stew in bowls.


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I scaled this recipe back a little (there are just 2 of us). I used lean farm-raised (longhorn lean) stewing beef and farm-raised pork. I didn't used chicken or chicken broth - I used beef bro...

It was good, but nothing special. Just tasted like a normal stew. I had some leftover raw chicken, pork, & beef from other recipes earlier this week, so it worked well to throw them all together...

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