Kentucky Burgoo

 

Bob Edwards may not care for burgoo, but most Kentuckians can't imagine Derby Day without this thick meat and vegetable stew. Variations abound, using all kinds of meats such as lamb, veal, and game. Pass hot sauce at the table for those who want to add a little zip.

What you will need

1 tablespoon canola oil, divided

1 pound boneless sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 1/2 cups water, divided

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

1 (14-ounce) can less-sodium beef broth

1 cup (1-inch) pieces onion

1 cup (1-inch) pieces green bell pepper

1 cup (1-inch) pieces carrot

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled baking potato (about 12 ounces)

1 cup fresh or frozen lima beans

1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels

1 cup fresh or frozen cut okra

1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

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