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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Easy Brunswick Stew

It has been down right cold here in the mornings.  I guess fall really is here.  Perfect weather for soups and stews.  I make vegetable soup on Saturday and my soon to be sister-in-law made Brunswick Stew.  This is not Edie's recipe, because I couldn't find it, but I have used this old Southern Livings recipe lots.  I've made it with pork or chicken or a combination of the two.  It's always good. 

If you are really in a hurry stop by your local supermarket or barbecue place for shredded pork or chicken.  I use the vegetables I have frozen from the garden, yes even the potatoes.

5 quarts
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3 pounds shredded cooked pork or chicken
4 cups frozen cubed hash browns
3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can cream style corn
2 cups frozen lima beans
1/2 cup good barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Stir together shredded pork/chicken, 4 cups water, hash browns, and remaining ingredients in a 6-quart stockpot.  Bring stew to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 45 minutes. 

Like most soups and stews this is better made ahead.


  1. For some reason, don't know where I got the notion, I thought Brunswick stew was made with rabbit! This sounds delicious and perfect for cold weather. xo

  2. Yes, it is time for these recipes. I printed off a new potato soup recipe just today. I haven't made this Brunswick Stew recipe, but the bbq sauce flavor would lure my kids into eating it! lol


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