Traditional Kentucky Burgoo


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!

Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 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


  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. Stir in chicken broth, chicken pieces, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer stew for 1 hour.

  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. Bring stew back to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 more hour.

  5. Discard bay leaves before serving stew in bowls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
21g Fat
21g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 633mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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