Wednesday, April 05, 2006

History Lesson...."A Big F*#Kin Stick".....Kentucky BURGOO

Well Sir...this here's gonna be a day of remember'n and learnin History. First off...Teddy Roosevelt said..."Speak softly but carry a big fuckin stick" sumthin like that. A British idiot named Neville Chamberlain believed he could "Appease" Adolf Hitler, make nice with him and avoid war...WRONG! George Santayana said...and quite correctly..."Those who cannot remember history are condemned to repeat it".

Now...lets connect some dots...somethin not done prior to 9/11....Iran...puffin themsleves up like a fightin cock by show'n their weapons t'the wurld.....brand spankin new Submarine...highspeed Torpedo's.. "flyin boats"...radar defeating missles... and Nuclear materials insane President being told what to do by religious leaders who are just as insane.....hmmm....seems like a NO BRAINER to me...time fer the big fuckin stick!

Do y'all remember that scene frum the furst "Indiana Jones" movie where some FBI (Fuckin Big Idiot) was a challengin Indy and was showen off his prowess with a sword by adeptly performin tricks with it before he attacked...and Indy just stood there watchin fer several seconds...and when the idiot finished his display...Indy simply pulled up his gun and shot the stupid son of a bitch......ya don't take a sword to a gun fight....seems like this is a similar sitchuashun.....but...I guess thats just my way a thinkin...

Now Sir...this here's a meal that was popular on ships, before and during the Revolutionary War, and later became very popular down in Kentucky....some a you Southern boys may have had this or remember it...BURGOO . Now...the smallest recipee I could be a findin was fer 16-18'n yur plannin on havin a big get-together, or y'all just want somethin that sticks t'yur ribs on a cold Spring or Fall day...and has got just about everthin but the kitchen sink in y'all go..... Kentucky BURGOO

3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 green peppers diced
1 pound Beef shank
1 pound Pork shoulder
3 pounds skinless chicken breasts
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 small onion
3 quarts water
5 whole cloves
2 Tablespoons Salt
1 Bay leaf
3 cups of chopped onions
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 package frozen Ocra
2 Cups of diced Potatoes
1 package frozen Corn
8 ribs of Celery, diced
1 Stick Butter
1 pound, 12 oz can tomatoes
½ Cup flour
1 pound of Carrots, diced
2 Tblsps. Worcestershire Sauce
1 10 oz package frozen butter beans
½ cup chopped fresh parsley

Heat 1 Tablespoon of Oil in an 8 quart pot. Add the Beef, Chicken and Pork and brown on all sides over LOW heat. Add Water and Salt, cook over LOW heat until just tender, skimming if necessary.

Let cool…remove the meats cut them up into bite sized pieces and return the Beef and Pork to broth( hold the Chicken out and add after 45 minutes of cooking). In a separate small frying pan, heat the remaining oil and saute’ Onions till limp. Add saute’d Onions to broth along with Garlic, Potatoes, Celery, Tomatoes, Carrots, Beans, Peppers, Red & Black Pepper, The Small Onion stuck with the five(5) whole cloves, bay leaf and Brown sugar.

Cook slowly for 1 ½ hours (remember..add chicken after 45 minutes), skim and stir occasionally. Add Ocra and Corn, cook 15 minutes longer. Now…knead the Butter and Flour together until well blended, and stir into the Burgoo until it thickens slightly. Adjust your seasonings and add the Worcestershire if desired. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Makes 16-18 servings……

This excellent served with a good homemade Yellow Cornbread (future post).

I've made this several times fer various large gatherin's and everone just loved it....