Tuesday, October 9, 2012

50 States of MoFo: Kentucky Burgoo

Burgoo is a traditional Kentucky stew, often made with wild game or roadkill.  While we will most definitely not take that approach, a what-you-have spirit is appropriate.  Feel free to alter according to the ingredients on hand.

Fry together in a large pot until it starts to caramelize:
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
2 T canola oil

Then add, and continue to cook for a few minutes:
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped

3 small green tomatoes, chopped
4 c. vegan beef-style broth (or any veggie broth)*
1 1/2 c seitan*
A big handful of greens, chopped (I used a mix of mustard, turnip, and kale)
2 T vegan worcestershire
1 T sorghum molasses
1 t chili powder
A few drops of liquid smoke

Bring to boil and cook a few minutes (or longer) until the vegetables are as soft as you want them to be.  (Photo above is from this stage.)  Add 1/4 c. cornmeal (or more if you want it thicker), and continue to cook until the stew thickens.    Serve with cornbread or a biscuit or a spongy piece of white bread.

*Seitan in the photo is the excellent "chicken" seitan from Bianca Phillips' Cookin' Crunk, as I had some in the freezer.  

*I used 1 T of Better Than Bouillon No-Beef Base stirred into a quart of water. 


Corrin Radd said...

I'm going to run over my seitan with my car a few times to make this more authentic.

Bianca said...

Haha....nothing like a little seitan roadkill.

panda with cookie said...

Road seitan.

JohnP said...

When you venture into the vegan backwoods, you might encounter some flattened seitan on the road. No sense in wasting it!