Burgoo

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Title: Burgoo
Yield: 20 Servings
Categories: Stews, Beef, Main Dishes

Ingredients:

3 lb Ready to Cook BroilerChicken
12 c Water
1/4 ts Pepper
56 oz (2 cns) Tomatoes
2 c Coarsely Chopped Carrots
1 c Chopped Celery
2 tb Packed Dark Brown Sugar
4 Whole Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
32 oz (2 cns) Butter Beans
2/3 c Unbleached All-purpose Flour
2 lb Beef Shank Cross-cuts
1 tb Salt
6 Slices Bacon
1 c Cubed Peeled Potatoes
1 c Chopped Onion
1 c Chopped Green Pepper
1/4 ts Crushed Dried Red Pepper
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
4 Ears Of Fresh Corn
10 oz Frozen Cut Okra


In 10-quart Dutch oven or stock pot combine chicken, beef cross cuts,
water, salt and pepper. Cover; cook til meat is tender, about 1 hour.
Remove chicken and beef from broth, reserving broth. Remove chicken and
beef from bones; discard skin and bones. Cube beef and chicken. Set
aside. Cook bacon til crisp; drain, reserving drippings. Cruble bacon,
set aside. To reserved broth in Dutch oven, add cubed beef, undrained
tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, green pepper, sugar, red
pepper, cloves, garlic,and Bay Leaf. Cover; simmer 1 hour, stirring often.
Remove cloves and bay leaf. With knife, make cuts down center of each row
of corn kernels and scrape off of cobs. Add corn, cubed chicken,
undrained beans, and okra to Dutch oven; simmer 20 minutes. Blend flour
and reserved bacon drippings; stir into stew. Cook until stew thickens.
Salt to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve hot with baking powder
biscuits for a great meal.