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Pigskin Stew Recipe By Jay Paterno

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3 tbs Olive Oil

1 chopped medium red onion

1 diced medium Potato

3 Cloves Garlic --Minced

1 pound hot Italian sausage (no casings)

2 15 oz can Diced Tomatoes

18 oz Stubb’s Original BBQ Sauce

2 Cups Beef Broth

¼ Cup Crystal Hot Sauce

¼ cup Bourbon

1/3 Cup Coke

2 tbs Worcestershire Sauce

1 pound Thick cut Bacon-Diced

16 oz Kielbasa

2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

1 tbs Ground Cinnamon

2 tbs Chili Powder

1 Red Pepper—Diced

1 ½ Cups Okra

2 Cups Corn

¼ Cup Brown sugar

1 Splash Orange Juice

1/3 Cup Crushed Tortilla Chips


Step 1: In a skillet on med-low heat use Olive Oil to saute: onions, potato and garlic for3-4 minutes –add Italian Sausage to brown

Step 2: In Crockpot –Add all other ingredients and stir up to mix. Add the sausage/onion/potato mixture and stir again to mix.

Step 3: Heat on Low for 6-7 hours and then serve.

The Story behind the meal:

After starting a College Football blog called The Pigskin Stew, I decided to create a football-themed Pigskin Stew. Blending College Football History and experience making stews and chili I set out looking for the right ingredients to create a stew worthy of the name and the game.