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Burgoo is a mixed meat and vegetable stew. This burgoo recipe is prepared with beef bones, chicken and veal along with vegetables. Herbed and spiced with peppers, garlic, onion pique and served with parsley sprinkled on top, it makes a hearty fare for your dinner table!
  Bacon fat/Vegetable oil 5 Tablespoon
  Lean shin bones of beef with meat 2 Pound
  Veal shoulder 1 Pound
  Chickens 2 Medium, quartered
  Water 4 Quart
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 4 Cup (64 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Potatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), diced
  Celery with tops 1 Bunch (100 gm), diced
  Skinless ripe tomatoes/2 cans tomatoes 1 Quart
  Carrots 6 , diced
  Green peppers 2 Large, chopped
  Butter beans/1 package frozen butter beans 1 Pint (Fresh)
  Red pepper/1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 Small, crushed
  Cloves 4 , stuck with 4 cloves
  Onion 1 Small, stuck with 4 cloves
  Bay leaf 1
  Dark brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Okra/1 package frozen okra 2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced
  Ears of corn/2 packages frozen corn 6
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped

Heat 3 tablespoons bacon fat or oil in a large kettle.
Add beef and veal and brown well.
Add chickens, water, and salt, and cook over a low heat, covered, until very tender.
Remove meat and chicken to a tray and, when cool enough to handle, remove and discard all bones and the chicken skin.
Cut meat and chicken into sizable pieces, then return to broth.
Cook onions in remaining 2 tablespoons bacon fat or oil until limp.
Add to broth, along with garlic, potatoes, celery, tomatoes, carrots, green peppers, butter beans, red pepper, onion stuck with cloves, bay leaf, brown sugar, and ground pepper.
Cook slowly for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Then add okra and corn and cook 15 minutes longer.
Before serving, combine butter and flour, working the mixture until well blended.
Stir into Burgoo and cook, stirring constantly, until Burgoo has thickened slightly.
Taste for seasoning.
Before serving, sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 279 Calories from Fat 107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.4%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g22.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55.7 mg18.6%

Sodium 192.7 mg8%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%

Sugars 5.6 g

Protein 19 g37.9%

Vitamin A 39.6% Vitamin C 38.5%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 12.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Burgoo Recipe