Burgoo is the celebrated stew which helped to make Kentucky famous. It is served on Derby Day, at political rallies, horse sales, picnics, and other outdoor events. Its history dates back to before the Civil War. When available Burgoo includes squirrel, rabbit or other game meat. This is a good party dish. Serve mint juleps first, and hard cider with the Burgoo. Old fashioned wilted lettuce, cracklin’ bread, watermelon pickle, and a dessert of Southern pecan pie will make your guests feel as if it really were Derby Day.