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crock pot kentucky stew (burgoo)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Meredith Sayre
Burlington, KY

Traditionally made with beef, pork, chicken and rabbit, I leave the rabbit out, but you may add it. I love a hearty stew anytime of the year! This is wonderful served with thick slices of warm Italian bread. Sometimes I serve it over hot cooked rice. A one-dish meal! Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For crock pot kentucky stew (burgoo)

  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lb
    round steak, trimmed and cubed
  • 1 lb
    boneless pork roast, cubed (i like use garlic seasoned)
  • 2 lg
    boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 lg
    onions, diced
  • 2 lg
    carrots, diced
  • 3 stalk
    celery, diced
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 15 oz
    diced tomatoes, canned
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 lg
    sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    peas (or lima beans)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    cold water

How To Make crock pot kentucky stew (burgoo)

  • 1
    Using 3 Tbsp. oil, brown cubed beef and cubed pork until browned. Place in the bottom of a crock pot.
  • 2
    Place cubed chicken on top of beef and pork.
  • 3
    Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, chicken broth and cubed sweet potato to the crock pot. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours.
  • 4
    After 5 hours, add peas or lima beans and corn. Mix cornstarch with cold water until dissolved; pour into the crock pot. Stir. (I like to heat the corn and peas up in the microwave before add them to the stew.)
  • 5
    Cover and cook on HIGH for another hour.
  • 6
    Serve with Hot Sauce on the side.