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Decide to make some burgoo today. My wife is having her wisdom teeth cut out tomorrow so I wanted to cook something and have some left overs for 2-3 days. The recipe is one I got from an older friend that's been passed down for a long time. It's way better then chili. It's got a lot of different ingredients but man it's so good. 


  • theyolksonyou
    theyolksonyou Posts: 18,454
    Ok. WTF is burgoo?
  • Mattman3969
    Mattman3969 Posts: 10,457
    edited May 2017
    @theyolksonyou - Burgoo is a BBQ'd meat n veggie stew.  If made right its very good but if not you'll swear it off. 

    @g8golfer - nice Goo.  you mind sharing the recipe?


    analyze adapt overcome

    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • g8golfer
    g8golfer Posts: 1,025
    It's a stew kinda like chili but way better. I will list the recipe below. If you like chili or vegetables soup then try this. It's just different lol. 
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,061
    g8golfer said:
    It's a stew kinda like chili but way better. 
    So it has beans?
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,156
    Are those Spaghetti-O's or Cheerios in there? :)
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk

    @Cornholio called me a weirdo... can't say that I disagree.

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  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 30,061
    Any beefarino?
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • g8golfer
    g8golfer Posts: 1,025
    1 pound of ground chuck or beef 
    1 pound group turkey 
    1 pound group pork 
    1 pound of lamb
    I personally don't use lamb so I substitute it with one of the meats above 
    1 can of mushrooms 
    2 large chopped onions 
    1 large can of crushed tomatoes 
    2 cans of chili beans 
    1 can of light red kidney beans 
    1 can of dark red kidney beans 
    2 large cans of spaghetti O's 
    1 large bottle of spicy ketchup 
    Brown sugar
    1 large can of Parmesan chesse 
    1/2 bottle of paprika 
    1 large can of tomato juice 

    -Brown all your meat in 1 pan and then drain it
    -Add onions and cook until tender
    -In another large cooker add the crushed tomatoes, chili beans, kidney beans, spaghetti O's, ketchup, paprika, and tomato juice on low heat and let it simmer or come to a boil. On the tomato juice just add what you need. You don't need to add the whole can. On the mushrooms and beans I strain them before I add them cause I don't want my burgoo to soupy. 
    -Then add the meat with the other ingredients and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes on low heat. 
    -Add the can of Parmesan chesse and brown sugar. Use the brown sugar to make as sweet at you like. I use about a 1/4 of the 1 pound bag. 

    I added red pepper flakes to make spicy. If you decide to make it and have any question just PM me and I will answer. It's really simple and it makes a ton of burgoo. I think this recipe has been used for 50+ years. 

  • blind99
    blind99 Posts: 4,971
    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Very cool. 
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • Mattman3969
    Mattman3969 Posts: 10,457
    Thank you sir!


    analyze adapt overcome

    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • kaybee
    kaybee Posts: 120
    I have to say that is the first time I have seen Spaghetti O's in a recipe ingredient list!! Well done, I may have to try this.
  • g8golfer
    g8golfer Posts: 1,025
    I usually cook it 2 times a year. A batch in the spring and a batch in the fall. I know it's a little different then what most ppl cook but I promise it's really good. We have a local golf tournament and the course makes a batch that feeds 100-150 ppl and the players rave about it. 
  • bgebrent
    bgebrent Posts: 19,636
    Love Burgoo!  Yours looks spot on.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • This sounds like it was created on a snowed in evening when the power went out to the freezer. 

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  • g8golfer
    g8golfer Posts: 1,025
    @bgebrent is a KY guy so he knows all about burgoo