This Sweet BBQ Stew has a smokey burbon flavor that isn't too heavy to enjoy in the summer time & it is delicious!
-1 diced yellow onion
-1 diced red bell pepper
-1 jalapeno deseeded & chopped
-1/4 cup Olive Oil
-1 tbsp Ghee
-1lb sausage meat
-1/2 chopped chicken (white & dark meat) from a roasted or rotesserie chicken (no skin)
-1/2 lb of pulled pork (Use your favorite recipe)
-1/4 cup Jack Daniels Honey Bourbon
-1/4 cup Jack Daniels Bourbon
-1/2 cup of smoked paprika
-3 cans of Tomato Sauce
-3 cans of Tomato Puree
-2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
-1/2 cup of brown sugar
-1 can of white beans
-1 bag of frozen white corn
1- In the bottom of a sauce pot saute the onion, red pepper & jalapeno in the ghee & olive oil sprinkled w S&P to taste.
2- Once the onions & peppers are soft add in the sausage meat & cook over medium heat until most of the juices have evaporated.
3- Once the juices have evaporated add in the bourbon & mix in well simmering for about 5 minutes.
4- Next mix in the smoked paprika & the brown sugar, stirring well until both desolved.
5- Next, stir in the chicken & the BBQ sauce & bring to a low simmer.
6- Add in the Tomato Sauce & the Puree & allow to bubble over med heat for 10 minutes continuously stirring to avoid sticking or burning.
7- Lower the heat & add in the corn, the beans & the pulled pork & then cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours being sure to stir every 10 minutes.
8- Serve alone or over white rice with corn bread, sprinkled w cheddar cheese & a dollup of sour cream.
Pair with a glass of Smoke Eater "First Due Red" Pinotage imported from the Western Cape of South Africa & ENJOY!
Note: I make a pretty good pulled pork, however, pulled pork is not an easy dish to make.
It takes all day & needs alot of time & patience to do it right.
That is why for this recipe, due to time constraints, I used an already prepared North Carolina Pulled Pork from the best BBQ spot on Long Island; Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead NY.
This place is fantastic! My wife & I frequently go there for lunch or dinner & they have catered family parties for us as well.
All of their food is authentic BBQ, Smoked & prepared on site.
It's where we got their perfect corn bread for this dish as well.
Visit their website at: https://www.mapletreebbq.com/
And if you're ever in Riverhead New York, be sure to stop in & tell them the Smoke Eaters sent you!