Revolutionary Tip Tuesdays: Groundhog Recipes for Groundhog Day

I know, I know. We’ve all been there. You’re plotting to overthrow the government or start some other type of revolution… everyone’s hungry… and you’ve just run out of food. WHAT DO YOU DO?

Why not take advantage of the Earth’s most abundant shadow-watching meat nugget… GROUNDHOGS! Children may be our most valuable resource, but groundhogs are our tastiest resource!

Unless you’re a witch. Or a cannibal.

In honor of Groundhog Day, here are three recipes that are sure to fill your revolutionary belly. Besides, if you’re still relying on a rodent to tell you when winter should be, then you really should consider investing in a calendar. The calendars may be made in China, but sometimes they even print them in English!

Groundhog Stew

  • 6 lbs. groundhog meat
  • 1/4 lb. salt pork, cubed
  • 3 Spanish onions, diced
  • 5 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 (16 oz.) cans sliced tomatoes
  • 10 c. water
  • 2 datil peppers, whole
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 potatoes, cubes
  • 5 tbsp. brown flour
  • 1/2 c. water


Clean groundhog meat well and drain. Fry down salt pork in a large cast iron pot.

Add meat and brown. Remove meat, drain on paper towels.

Add onions, celery and bell pepper to salt pork grease and saute until tender. Add tomatoes and a little water if needed and cook down to a pulp on low heat for about 2 hours. Add groundhog meat, 10 cups water and datil peppers and salt and pepper to taste.

Cook about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Add potatoes the last 30 minutes of cooking. Mix brown flour with water in a glass jar and shake vigorously. Bring stew to a boil and thicken with flour mixture. Serve over UNCLE BEN’S® rice.

Groundhog Chili

  • 2 pounds of coarse ground groundhog meat.
  • 1/3 can tomato sauce.
  • 1/3 can of water.
  • 1/3 cup ground Chili powder.
  • 1 table spoon of Cumin.
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions.
  • 1 tea spoon of paprika.
  • 1 tea spoon of garlic powder.
  • 1 tea spoon of salt.


Brown the ground groundhog over medium heat until brown. Drain off the excess groundhog grease. Pour in the water and tomato sauce. Turn the heat to low. Now stir in the rest of the ingredients except the onion.

Stir occasionally, but allow it to cook as long as you can stand it, and about 20 minutes before you reach that point, add the onions. If you haven’t caught enough groundhog, you can substitute ground beef in a pinch.

Make your groundhog grease cornbread using any standard cornbread recipe, just don’t use one of those recipes that calls for adding sugar. Regular cornbread will do just fine, so will crackers if you like, and I prefer to use tortillas with mine.

I know I said I would post three groundhog recipes. However, there are apparently only two groundhog recipes on the entire world wide web.

So instead I’m going to include a recipe to make, oh let’s say, White Russians:

White Russian

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • light cream


Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.


One Response to “Revolutionary Tip Tuesdays: Groundhog Recipes for Groundhog Day”

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