Brunswick Stew Recipe

Brunswick Stew is an iconic dish here in the south. One that you just don’t want to mess up when you make it. Folks know good Brunswick Stew when they see it and there’s no messing around with something like that.

 

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Of course, I make my Brunswick Stew using a couple of different cooking methods. The one I use the most is to use leftover shredded beef, shredded chicken or pulled pork from leftover pork roast that I’ve cooked earlier in the week. By using all of those ingredients, I can generally have Brunswick Stew cooked and ready in hardly anytime at all – just in time for the big game or whatever else we have going on.

The other method I use fairly often is in my slow cooker. For that, I cook all of the meat and other ingredients in the slow cooker so I like to cook it low and slow. I’ll have to share those measurements and cooking times with you another time. I’ve made it so often, but never actually wrote down the exact steps in making it that way so I need to make a big batch of slow cooker Brunswick Stew just for you guys so that I can test it. You know, there’s never a bad reason to make Brunswick Stew but that might just be about the best reason I’ve had!

 

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You can serve your Brunswick Stew alongside more pulled pork from the pork roast or even along with chicken you’ve roasted, or you know, it works perfectly well just right by itself. However, if you’ve ever been to a church or high school fundraiser in my neck of the woods, you know that menu is generally: Pulled Pork, Texas Toast, Slaw, Brunswick Stew, and then a big slice of Pound Cake. I generally like it when I can finagle a slice of Lemon Pound Cake to be exact. It just seems to balance out all of the other goodness on my plate! Heh!

 

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So, why not plan your very own little social using that menu. I might just take that idea and run with it myself. It sounds like a good one to me.

 

Here’s my family’s favorite recipe for Brunswick Stew. It is sure to become one of your favorites, too!

 

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Brunswick Stew Recipe
 
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Brunswick Stew is a classic, iconic stew recipe. Get this family favorite Brunswick Stew recipe that is sure to become this hit of every gathering you serve it.
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 3 cups pulled pork from pork roast recipe
  • 3 cups shredded beef
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5 medium red potatoes, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Lima beans
  • 4 cups cream style white corn
  • 1 (24-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Add shredded chicken, pulled pork, and shredded beef – or mixture thereof – to a large, heavy-bottomed stew pot over medium-low heat. Add beef stock, onion, potatoes, beans, corn, diced tomatoes, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning and cayenne pepper to the meats.
  2. Simmer over medium-low heat until thoroughly heated and all flavors have had time to combine, about 30 minutes.
  3. Serve warm.

 

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  1. 1

    What a cozy bowl! I’m just getting over a cold so I could really use this!

  2. 2

    Definitely need to save this for the coming months of cold weather!!

  3. 3

    Looks yummy, but I’m going to have to make non-Brunswick stew….lima beans…no can do!!! lol it was a childhood related incident!

    • 4

      You can just omit the lima beans from the stew. Not everyone includes them in their stews. :)

    • 5

      I’m with you! No one in my family likes lima beans. I would leave them out also. I’m thinking maybe I’d substitute in some green beans in bit size pieces. I know this would detract from the authenticity of the Brunswick Stew, but would add some color to make it more visually appealing, and also more vitamins and fiber.

  4. 6

    This looks fantastic! I love this time of year all the festivals have this stew! :)

  5. 7

    I’ve never heard of Brunswick stew. From the looks of it, I’ve been missing out! Can’t wait to try this. Looks like a dish my whole family would enjoy.

  6. 8

    Oh man this stew looks so good and perfect for this cold weather.

  7. 9

    It’s flipping freezing in Denver today! I really want a big ol’ pot of this!

  8. 10

    Mmmmm this sounds so good. I know my hubs would love this!

  9. 11

    I would be very happy to let this stew help me get over my cold!!! Yum.

  10. 12

    Robyn.

    Oh my word. I cannot stop salivating over here! Just pinned this for dinner next week! I remember the first time I ever tried it, a girlfriend made it for me and was flabbergasted that I’d never had Brunswick stew!

  11. 13

    Goodness gracious! I could have a bowl for breakfast right now! Your bowl of stew looks scrumptious and the recipe is very similar to our family’s recipe too. We don’t use butter beans or potatoes but sometimes we add 1 can of Le Sueur peas.

  12. 14

    So very proud of you! I read your recipe and was holding my breath, no liquid smoke. Thank you for that. My mother always used a specific brand of corn, Pride of Illinois. We also add the juice from 1 lemon. It gives it that little “smack your lips” punch of flavor.

    • 15

      I just made a tweaked version of this Brunswick Stew. YUMMY!!! I meant to try the lemon that you suggested, but forgot. Oh well, the recipe was a hit and is in next week’s plan–I’ll try it then! Did you add the lemon juice at the beginning, or just a spritz before serving?

  13. 16

    I live in the Appalachian mountains and going down in the 30′s tonight I thought this would be the perfect dish for dinner tonight,well……..it was a winner! Husband and I both loved it..will put this one in the recipe box!!!!
    Audrey

  14. 17

    Oh, my – I am totally drooling over this! What a comforting meal!

  15. 18

    I haven’t had this in ages and now I can make it! Such an easy recipe and it looks so good! I am going to use navy beans for the lima beans. Num-num, thank you!

  16. 19

    I’ve never had Brunswick Stew. In fact, even though I’d heard of it, I didn’t know what it was. It looks hearty and perfect for a cold, winter night!

  17. 20

    That is a lot of meat – My big meat eater son just moved out and now only 2 “OLDIES” left. I’ll make some adjustments and freeze part of it.
    PS – Sorry you midwestern & Easterners – it is 70 here in AZ
    JRP/AZ

  18. 22

    I use a very similiar recipe to this one. I learned about Brunswick stew in Alabama. We use okra and Lima in ours. I’ve not tried it with ketchup. I use a small can of tomato paste. I don’t use the vinegar either. Super yummy, either way.

  19. 23

    We absolutely loved this!!! I made about 1/2 a batch using all the meat from one rotisserie chicken, no beef, no pork. I used 1 cup of frozen baby lima beans and 1 cup of frozen okra. I sautéed the onion & 2 stalks of chopped celery in 1 T of EVOO, then just dumped everything in–which was really kind of fun! I also added 2 dried bay leaves and 1/2 tsp dried thyme. I meant to try the lemon at the end that Cherryb suggested, but forgot. Oh well, I’m making a FULL batch next week, I’ll try it then!!

  20. 24

    This was very good! I used all leftover pulled pork BBQ that I had in the freezer, and of course I couldn’t make it without the Lima Beans, and had no complaints from any of the kids or adults! It was so good and flavorful. The one thing I didn’t have was the Montreal Steak Seasoning, but it was still very good. Thanks for Posting it!

  21. 25

    I made the recipe for balsamic pork loin one night and three days later made this amazing Brunswick stew. Wow! It was delicious. I have had a lot of Brunswick stew from restaurants but have never tried it myself. Now this will be one of my favorite go to meals in the winter. Delicious!!!!!!

  22. 26

    Just found your site when searching for a recipe like this. This stew looks fantastic! Cannot wait to try it this weekend :)

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