Kentucky burgoo

Yield: 20 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Ready to Cook BroilerChicken
12 cups Water
¼ teaspoon Pepper
56 ounces (2 cns) Tomatoes
2 cups Coarsely Chopped Carrots
1 cup Chopped Celery
2 tablespoons Packed Dark Brown Sugar
4 eaches Whole Cloves
1 each Bay Leaf
32 ounces (2 cns) Butter Beans
⅔ cup Unbleached All-purpose Flour
2 pounds Beef Shank Cross-cuts
1 tablespoon Salt
6 eaches Slices Bacon
1 cup Cubed Peeled Potatoes
1 cup Chopped Onion
1 cup Chopped Green Pepper
¼ teaspoon Crushed Dried Red Pepper
1 each Clove Garlic, Minced
4 eaches Ears Of Fresh Corn
10 ounces Frozen Cut Okra

In 10-quart Dutch oven or stock pot combine chicken, beef cross cuts, water, salt and pepper. Cover; cook til meat is tender, about 1 hour.

Remove chicken and beef from broth, reserving broth. Remove chicken and beef from bones; discard skin and bones. Cube beef and chicken.

Set aside. Cook bacon til crisp; drain, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon, set aside. To reserved broth in Dutch oven, add cubed beef, undrained tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, green pepper, sugar, red pepper, cloves, garlic,and Bay Leaf. Cover; simmer 1 hour, stirring often. Remove cloves and bay leaf. With knife, make cuts down center of each row of corn kernels and scrape off of cobs.

Add corn, cubed chicken, undrained beans, and okra to Dutch oven; simmer 20 minutes. Blend flour and reserved bacon drippings; stir into stew. Cook until stew thickens. Salt to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve hot with baking powder biscuits for a great meal.

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