I cooked this recipe last week and it seems it went pretty well. Although, I believe a little more "punch" was needed. Also, I should have used the biggest pot I could fine, I had to change pots twice. This is a great recipe and we loved it. Of course we are Louisianans, so we like "punch" or "bam" to our food, so there you go. Most people would like it the way it is set up here, if you like spice add more cayenne powder. 93
green bell peppers
brown sugar, dark
red hot chili pepper, dried
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.