Kentucky Burgoo For Dogs

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.

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
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.