Recipe By TonyEditor
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 1h Cook 2h 30m Additional - Ready In 3h 30m
Servings 12 servings Calories 361.2

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!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound cubed pork shoulder roast
  • 1 pound cubed beef stew meat
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ pounds bone-in chicken parts
  • 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
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4 Bring stew back to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 more hour.
  5. 5 Discard bay leaves before serving stew in bowls.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 361.2
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Cholesterol 83.3 mg
  • Fat 21 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.3 g
  • Sodium 635.5 mg
  • Sugar 8.9 g


  1. Average rendition of a true Traditional Burgoo but a good recipe non the less
  2. For the meat I used pulled pork. I had about a pound and a half leftover pulled pork and decided to use it. This Burgoo recipe is wonderful. The whole family loved it.
  3. 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 broth. I used all spices recommended by this recipe including Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar barbecue sauce. Except - Read more ...
  4. 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. I added only 1/4 the BBQ sauce it called for kind of wish I hadn't added any. It really - Read more ...

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