Kentucky Burgoo, it's all for you!



Burgoo, also known as Kentucky burgoo is a thick multi-meat and vegetable stew which is a specialty of Kentucky. The word burgoo was originally used as the name of an oatmeal porridge served to English sailors in the 18th century and beyond. However, one origin tale says that the stew's name arose from the Civil War when a soldier with a speech impediment was trying to say "bird stew." It is also possible that comes from the Italian word ragout.

Kentucky burgoo is eaten all year around, but like most stews, it's popular in the colder months. It is also a traditional part of Derby Day in Louisville, along with the official drink, the Mint Julep.

 

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