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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 192.9
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.1 mg
  • Sodium: 94.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 21.6 g

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Slow Cooker Kentucky Burgoo

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Slow Cooker Kentucky Burgoo

Introduction

This spring time stew is a must have at any Derby party! Traditionally made with pork, beef, chicken, and rabbit, I've added more veggies and lightened the meat. The best part: This is a slow cooker recipe, so the burgoo will be ready when the horses are loading into the gate.
This spring time stew is a must have at any Derby party! Traditionally made with pork, beef, chicken, and rabbit, I've added more veggies and lightened the meat. The best part: This is a slow cooker recipe, so the burgoo will be ready when the horses are loading into the gate.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    16 ounces extra lean pork tenderloin, fat and silver skin removed (yields about 14 ounces)
    8 ounces boneless chicken breast, fat removed
    3 medium yellow onions, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
    2 medium carrots, diced (about 1 cup)
    3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup)
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 14.5-ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
    1 bay leaf
    2 cups homemade chicken stock
    1 large sweet potato, diced into 1 inch cubes
    1 cup frozen lima beans
    1 cup frozen corn
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    hot sauce to taste



Tips

If you don't like sweet potatoes, try redskin potatoes instead.


Directions

Dice the pork and chicken into 3/4 inch cubes. Add the meats, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, spices, and stock to a slow cooker. Stir to combine, layer the sweet potatoes on top, then cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

After 5-6 hours, add the lima beans and corn, stir and cook for another 30 minute to an hour.

Combine the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, then add to the stew, stir and cook 10 more minutes with the lid off before serving.

Serve with hot sauce to taste.

Serves 8 (1 1/4 cups per serving)






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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is so good!!! The only thing that I changed was a substitution of Black Beans for Lima Beans. - 4/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. I suggest adding the sweet potatoes about 1 hour into cooking if they are bite size. And add corn starch and water about 30 minutes before finishing the cooking. Other than that, I really enjoyed the recipe. Oh, and only use 2 onions. - 5/30/12

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. Substitute scallions or sweet onions or leeks for the yellow onions if you are concerned about onion overload. - 4/3/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this stew today and i love it. I though that 3 medium onion was going to make it strong but it doesn't. I will be making this again. - 3/14/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made the recipe as printed except my can of tomatoes had salt. It was just OK; bland to my tastes. Most Burgoo recipes include Worcester Sauce. vinegar or lemon juice (acid!) and salt which i will add next time to boost flavor. Maybe shredded cabbage too. - 10/22/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We did not love this recipe. It was a bit bland. - 7/27/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made for church supper (hot sauce on side for Lutherans) w/sweet potatoes; substituted a mix of home-cooked beans (Lima, navy, black) & added a few tablespoons of barley.Therefore,did not use thickener. Excellent flavor & nutrition, works even on a paper plate if you have enough vegetables. - 12/5/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The family loves it, and it's a perfect tummy-warmer in the winter. We also used black beans instead of limas, and we serve it with some whole grain seedy bread. SO good! - 11/2/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really liked it and my hubby did too. Kids.... Not as much. - 7/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I forgot to add the corn starch (bummer). Served it over brown rice. Nice amount of zesty spice. - 5/16/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I added chicken broth because it was a little too dry without it. - 1/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loves this one! We don't like sweet potato so I substited yukon gold potatoes and green peas for the lima beans. We like things spicey so I also increased the chili flakes. I will definitely be making this again! - 9/14/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. My husband and I added Franks Hot Sauce right before eating... I like somewhat spicy but he likes hot so adding after serving is best. Very tasty and filling! - 8/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SOOOOO good! I normally am not a huge fan of pork or chicken, but it was just amazing in this stew! - 8/7/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used peas instead of corn and took out the lima beans, also used the pre-minced garlic in the jar instead. My crock pots cooked this way faster than the recommended 5 hours, meat was totally cooked at 2 hours and I added veggies then and cooked for one more hour on the lowest possible setting - 7/21/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I enjoyed this! I'm not usually a fan of pork, but it worked well in this dish -- very tender! A great blend of flavors that is different from the norm. We subbed black beans for the limas. Very easy, we'll make this again! - 7/17/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had this for dinner, was delicious! Substituted Garbanzo Beans for Lima Beans, added some quartered mushrooms, cut stock to 1.5 cups and added a half cup of Shiraz. Totally forgot the corn though. - 6/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh, easy and flavorful! thank you! - 6/17/12

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yea a recipe for rabbit! I'm adding in the rabbit instead of the Chicken. Rabbit is very healthy for you the best animal protien you can eat! - 4/19/12

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  • We did not like this recipe. Too bland. (:-(

    - 7/10/14

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  • VeryGood! Did not have celery, so used 1t of celery seed. Did not add lima beans or corn; did add 5 small potatoes diced (on top per instructions for sweet potato). Added a cooked sweet potato diced at the end &stirred in. Used large can diced tomatoes & more garlic, used all pork no chicken - 3/10/14

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  • Looks like peas were substituted for the lima beans. I'll try that! - 2/16/14

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  • sounds like my husbands rendition of Pine City Bouya (I know it's spelt wrong ) - 1/30/14

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  • Why does the picture show green peas, but the recipe doesn't list any?
    - 1/2/14

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  • Quick question, the picture shown appears to have peas, however I don't see peas listed as an ingredient. Could you please clarify? Thanks! - 10/8/13

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  • I left out the Lima beans. I should have doubled the corn. I like it. My daughter did not. added the corn and corn starch at the same time and let it cook for 30 minutes. - 9/22/13

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  • I loved it, just enough kick (without sauce) but husband wasn't fussy about it. Didn't like how "beige" it was. Perhaps a little lean beef would change the color? - 9/21/13

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  • Wonderful recipe. I ate 3 bowls the very first time we made it. This is a do-again recipe. - 9/20/13

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  • This was wonderful! Everyone in my family loved it. I used the red potatoes instead of the sweet potatoes and it was so tasty. - 8/16/13

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  • Excellent. Freezes well.Used black beans instead of lima beans. - 7/12/13

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  • Tastes better the second day...fabulous...next time I make it ahead and let it sit. - 5/25/13

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  • Satisfying and chock full of good things. Will definitely make again. I did not have any lima beans so substituted edamame. - 5/7/13

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  • Never even heard of it before, but it sounds great! Now to down size it for 1 :D !! - 5/6/13

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  • I love this recipe, the only thing I didn't have this morning was the sweet potato, so I ran to the store to pick one up. I will have a nice dinner tonight from my slow cooker, something that I love to use in our hot weather in California. - 4/30/13

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  • Sounds like a great recipe to try soon! - 4/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'd gladly give up any burger for a bowl of burgoo!! Mmmmm! - 4/30/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will make this one of my dinner soon. Look like it is good. - 4/30/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    is this 1 cup plus 1/4 cup as a serving, or jsut 1/4 cup per serving? - 2/22/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Awsomecan not wait - 11/8/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This looks delish, and I plan to do for the weekend. What would be a nice side dish to serve with this? - 7/10/12

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  • 0 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Meat being the main ingredient is just not a healthy choice for me. - 6/17/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very tasty.... I might substitute peas or soybeans for the lima beans though :) - 6/8/12

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  • So yummy! Flavors blend really well when slow cooking. Thanks! - 6/3/12

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  • Very delicious! - 5/29/12

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  • Very tasty, very colorful! - 5/16/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really liked this. Am going to add more crushed pepper flakes next time, and leave out the cornstarch gravy (never really set up anyway). Only problem: Had to wait until a weekend, since it was going to need some additional stuff done near the end of the day. - 5/15/12

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  • Loved the flavor. I changed a couple things. I substituted cut green beans for limas. The sweet potato chunks were crunchy. I would pre-boil/microwave next time. I prefer a "stew" to be thick, not soupy. Used about 5 or 6 Tbsp cornstarch & 1 Tbsp flour.Transferred to lg. frying pan to thicken. - 5/15/12

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  • So delicious and pretty too. I used only one large onion, but other than that, everything the same and turned out so flavorful. - 5/7/12

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  • I followed the recipe exactly, without adding salt, and it tasted great. We loved the extra kick from the red pepper flakes. Next time, I'll try making it on the stove, where I can stir because, from what I've read, the ingredients in a real burgoo aren't supposed to be recognizable when it's done - 5/6/12

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  • this is very tasty i just cooked it on top of the stove and it worked fine. Cooked it for 2 hrs then let it cool and reheated yum - 5/5/12

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  • Plan on making this with a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. - 5/2/12

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  • Made this today and it was great! My 2 and 4 year olds even liked it! - 5/2/12

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  • Made this last night and followed directions exactly. I thought it was good. - 5/2/12

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  • I used russet potatoes instead of sweet and decreased onions to 1 med and added 1 chopped green pepper. I also included a tablespoon of Worchestershire sauce as the original recipe calls for some. Very good but next time I think I wll have to add a little lean beef and might use beef stock instead. - 5/1/12

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  • will make this for tonights dinner Yummy...will use half the onion amt...great meal for a spring rainy day... - 5/1/12

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  • I like this with 1 medium yellow, 1 small white, and 1 medium red onion...I also add a little chopped jalapeno...every stew needs a little acidic tang...
    - 4/30/12

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  • This sounds yummy & this gal looks forward to making it. Surprisingly enough I am only short the lima beans to having all the ingredients on hand. I'll probably use only a third of the suggested onions. Thank you, Meg! - 4/30/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Making this for Sat. 5/5/12. Will probably use chicken thighs instead, breast will over cook . There is enough room to afford a few more calories, at 193 a serving. But every other ingredient sound like a good mix. It seems to have plenty of seasoning too. - 4/30/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Woo------Rabbit-------Well-----I will try it---- - 4/30/12

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  • Can not wait to try this. crock pot is a great help - 4/30/12

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  • I made it just like recipe. Very tasty !! - 4/30/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was very disappointed. The thyme, which I used sparingly, was still overpowering, the meats were mush and I couldn't tell them apart. All in all, not a favorite. - 4/30/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What kind of meat (beef) can I substitute for the Pork? We don't eat pork. - 4/30/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Stew is Stew! - 4/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This will be made this week for sure. - 4/30/12

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  • Tasty. - 4/30/12

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  • try - 4/30/12

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  • Love this recipe. - 4/28/12

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  • This recipe is very good with plenty of flavor. - 4/28/12

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  • It was good, but for us the amount of onion was a bit too much - could be as simple as the type of onion used. We'll try it again with some other spices and maybe a little less onion. - 3/19/12

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