Kentucky Burgoo

 

This versatile Southern dish has many different interpretations. Here we use a combination of smoked bacon, Italian pork sausage, beef chuck steak, and flavorful chicken thighs to add heady flavor. Cook the rice in with the stew, so the entire dish is permeated with rich, robust flavor.

What you will need

2 smoked bacon slices, chopped

6 ounces bulk sweet Italian pork sausage

8 ounces chuck roast, cut into 1-inch pieces

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped carrot

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 chicken thighs, skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

5 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup dry white wine

3 cups unsalted chicken cooking stock

3 cups water

1 cup uncooked brown rice

8 ounces small red potatoes, quartered

1 1/2 cups (1-inch) fresh green bean pieces

1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed

Hot sauce (optional)

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