Kentucky Burgoo For Dogs

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Kentucky’s most famous stew is called Burgoo and often served at large gatherings.  Burgoo dates to back before the Civil War and legend has it that it was invented by a French chef. During our visit, Kentucky was cold and damp, and this treat was definitely in order for the dogs.  We used dog friendly vegetables and seasonings which made for a delicious meal.  Locals say that you shouldn’t be able to stand a spoon in it.  Good thing that dogs don’t use utensils! This recipe makes a lot, so portion out once cool and freeze in air tight containers to yummy leftovers! Can you share?  Of course, but you may want to add a bit of salt for yourself.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

3-4 pounds boneless beef ribs cut into small pieces

2 pounds stew meat cut small pieces

1 pound chicken breast cut into small pieces

1 green, bell pepper chopped

1 cup organic, frozen kale

1 carrot chopped

1 quart unsalted chicken broth

1 quart unsalted beef broth

2 cups of crushed tomatoes

1 cup frozen green peas

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

Directions

Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a large soup pot.  Working in batches, brown all the meat on both sides.  Remove meat and put in a bowl.

Add the vegetables to the pot and brown them as well.  When the vegetables are brown, add back the meats and add seasoning and broth.  Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for 2 hours.

Let cool completely before serving to your dog.  You may serve over brown rice pasta or brown rice.

Disclaimer:  This is meant as a treat and not a regular meal replacement.  Always consult a vet before making any changes to your dog’s diet.