Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

Burgoo is traditional to Western Kentucky and has endless variation. While true tradition burgoo is made from game meats or mutton, modern variation are made from BBQ pork and/or chicken. Recipes range in size from enough to feed a family to a entire community. While cooked meats are used, BBQ meats are preferred for a more authentic taste.



  1. Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, skimming the top as needed.


  • Traditional burgoo was often cooked out doors in a cast iron kettle over a wood fire. Purists will insist this greatly improves the flavor.