• 3 lb Ready to Cook Broiler Chicken
  • 2 lb Beef Shank Cross-cuts
  • 12 c Water
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1/4 t Pepper
  • 6 ea Slices Bacon
  • 56 oz (2 cans)potatoes
  • 1 c Cubed Peeled Potatoes
  • 2 c Coarsely Chopped Carrots 1 c Chopped Onion
  • 1 c Chopped Celery 1 c Chopped Green Pepper
  • 2 T Packed Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 t Crushed Dried Red Pepper
  • 4 ea Whole Cloves
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 Ears Of Fresh Corn
  • 32 oz (2 cans) Butter Beans
  • 10 oz Frozen Cut Okra
  • 2/3 c Unbleached All-purpose Flour


In 10-quart Dutch oven or stock pot combine chicken, beef cross cuts, water, salt and pepper. Cover; cook til meat is tender, about 1 hour. Remove chicken and beef from broth, reserving broth. Remove chicken and beef from bones; discard skin and bones. Cube beef and chicken. Set aside. Cook bacon til crisp; drain, reserving drippings. Cruble bacon, set aside. To reserved broth in Dutch oven, add cubed beef, undrained tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, green pepper, sugar, red pepper, cloves, garlic,and Bay Leaf. Cover; simmer 1 hour, stirring often. Remove cloves and bay leaf. With knife, make cuts down center of each row of corn kernels and scrape off of cobs. Add corn, cubed chicken, undrained beans, and okra to Dutch oven; simmer 20 minutes. Blend flour and reserved bacon drippings; stir into stew. Cook until stew thickens. Salt to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve hot with baking powder biscuits for a great meal.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
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Submitted By: Teresa Johnson