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Kentucky Burgoo Recipe

Bring a taste of Kentucky home with this recipe for burgoo, a favorite often enjoyed at horse racing events. Enjoy a bowl of this hearty stew while enjoying the Kentucky 2017 Group Travel Guide.


3 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound cubed pork shoulder roast

1 pound cubed beef stew meat

1 1/2 pounds cubed chickens

4 cups chicken broth

2 cups diced potatoes

1 cup diced carrots

1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

1 cup smoky barbeque sauce

1 cup green beans

1 cup diced okra

1 cup corn

3/4 cup diced onion

1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced

1/2 cup diced celery

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste


  1. Brown the raw meat in batches, then add to the slow cooker.
  2. Deglaze pan used for browning with the 1 cup of chicken broth and add to the slow cooker along with the rest of the chicken broth.
  3. Stir in all other ingredients and cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  4. Remove the bay leaves before serving and enjoy!