Burgoo is a stew made with a variety of meats and vegetables and is a Kentucky tradition, often cooked in large pots and for events and barbecues on open fires. Who knows the origin of the word burgoo, it could be from a mispronunciation of the word barbecue to a mispronunciation of bird stew, but the origin remains a mystery. This recipe makes enough to feed an army and when my entire family gets together, that's about what we've got. My husband makes this for his hunting buddies. Adapted from Southern Living.