* 1 tbsp Bacon fat
* 1 lg Onion; sliced
* 1 Chicken; cut in half
* 1 lb Beef stew meat; in bite-size
* 1 tbsp Flour
* 1 lb Baked ham (leftover)
* 8 c Cold water
* 1 tbsp Salt Fresh ground black pepper
* 1/2 tsp Dried thyme
* 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
* 1 lg Canned tomatoes
* 2 md Potatoes; diced
* 1 c Frozen corn kernels
* 1 c Frozen lima beans
* 1 c Frozen okra; sliced
* 1 c Frozen green beans
* 1/4 c Fresh parsley; chopped
For: 6 servings
In a large heavy kettle heat bacon fat and add onions. Saute until lightly
Dust beef with 1 tablespoon of flour add to kettle along with chicken
and brown. Add the ham cold water salt black and red pepper and thyme.
Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours covered or until
meat is tender.
Remove meats from stock and strain stock. Skim any excess fat from stock
and return to kettle.
Remove chicken from bones discard skin and cut into bite size pieces.
Return meats to kettle adding all remaining ingredients except for okra
beans and parsley. Bring to boil and simmer covered for 45 minutes.
Add okra and beans and cook for 15 minutes longer. Garnish with fresh