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Kentucky Burgoo Soup

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Keeneland Kentucky Burgoo Soup. Burgoo traditionally has about 5 or 6 meats and a dozen vegetables, so this is a very toned-down version of burgoo from Chef Ed (of Turf Catering) that I think you will enjoy. This is the soup that Rick ordered when we took our recent trip to the Keeneland Horse Race Track and had lunch in the Equestrian Room. Rick loved it! This version of burgoo does not have nearly as many ingredients as traditional Kentucky burgoo, but it tastes wonderful, and is much easier to make!
  Diced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Stew meat 3 Pound (May Use Cubed Round Steak, In Order To Have Less Fatty Beef)
  Tomato puree 12 Ounce (1 Can)
  Okra 2 Pound, sliced (May Use 12- Ounce Package Frozen Sliced Okra)
  Beef base 1 Tablespoon (May Use 1 Beef Bouillon Cube)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Sherry wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced potatoes 3 Pound
  Ground thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Dry sage 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dry oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon (If Desired)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Canned whole kernel corn 1 Cup (16 tbs)

•Brown stew meat with herbs and garlic (Garlic was not listed in the ingredients, but you can use a couple of cloves of garlic, minced [or to taste].)
•Add remaining ingredients and cover with water. (I used a little over 2 cups of water to cover the mix completely.) Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for a minimum of three hours, stirring occasionally. (Using a crock pot on LOW will take 8 to 10 hours.)
•Before serving, combine water and cornstarch and add it slowly, stirring until the burgoo reaches the desired thickness. (I did not add any cornstarch, because the consistency of my burgoo was acceptable to me.)
From Chef Ed: Burgoo is a great recipe for the crock pot & is excellent served as leftovers as well!!
I hope you enjoy this hearty soup, and "Thanks" to Chef Ed for another great recipe!—Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes
Looking for a fuss-free, good-for-you soup recipe that features the goodness of veggies, the heartiness of beef, and the irresistible crunch of chicken? Then your search ends here with this Kentucky special burgoo soup. A bowlful of this soupy delight is sure to shoo away your winter chill. Watch the video recipe to master this Kentucky special treat a la the Betty style.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 607 Calories from Fat 238

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.6%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 107.5 mg35.8%

Sodium 599.4 mg25%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16%

Dietary Fiber 8.8 g35.4%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 43 g86.8%

Vitamin A 64% Vitamin C 43.3%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 32.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kentucky Burgoo Soup Recipe Video