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  • Author: Bull Garlington
  • Total Time: 6 minute
  • Yield: unknown


By no means is the following recipe some kind of definitive example of Mulligan stew. Because such a thing can’t exist. Mulligan stew (Hobo stew, turkey neck stew, burdoo) is a group effort. It’s whatever there is to throw in a pot. It is the perfect vehicle for leftovers.


  • some carrots (or carrot scraps, or carrot peels) roughly chopped
  • some onions (or onion ends, or peels, or scraps) roughly chopped
  • some celery roughly chopped
  • some potatoes roughly chopped
  • some kind of meat or Jack Fruit

Optional ingredients 

  • a chicken neck or a turkey neck or chicken carcass (Bone broth)
  • beef bones (bone broth)
  • ramps (when in season)
  • wild mushrooms (follow local guidelines)
  • turnips roughly chopped
  • dried out bread heels (can use gluten-free)
  • cheese scraps
  • tomato paste (you know you have like ten cans of this stuff)
  • old spices about to go bad
  • whichever vegetables are about to turn


  1. Heat a pot of water to a rapid simmer
  2. Add ingredients in the order you find them
  3. Cook until everything in the pot is thoroughly boiled
  4. Season to taste
  5. Serve hot


Regarding chicken and turkey necks: cook them separately. Boil in scant water to cover until thoroughly cooked, let it cool. Use forks to separate the meat from the bones. Necks are loaded with tiny bones and vertebrae, so be careful and take your time.

  • Prep Time: unknown
  • Cook Time: unknown
  • Category: stew
  • Method: group
  • Cuisine: hobo

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