Brunswick Stew

Total Time:
2 hr 40 min
15 min
2 hr 25 min

20 plus servings

  • 1/2 pound salted butter
  • 3 cups (2 large) finely diced sweet onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar bbq sauce (recommended: Sapp Southern Soul Barbeque North Carolina)
  • 1/2 cup brown sweet bbq sauce (recommended: Sapp Southern Soul Barbeque Georgia)
  • 1 pound smoked pulled pork
  • 1/2 pound smoked pulled chicken
  • 1/2 pound smoked pulled turkey
  • 1 pound smoked chopped beef brisket
  • 1 ((number 10) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 quart drained yellow corn kernels
  • 1 quart drained baby lima beans
  • 1 quart or more quality chicken stock or broth
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and the garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes then add 1/2 cup of vinegar sauce and 1/2 cup of bbq sauce. Stir in the pulled pork, chicken, turkey, and brisket. Add the crushed tomatoes and all of the vegetables. Stir in the chicken stock and let simmer for a couple hours over medium heat. Transfer the stew to a serving bowl and serve with warm buttermilk cornbread, if desired.

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This is a really great version of Brunswick Stew!  I had to improvise on the BBQ sauces as where I live the ones in the recipe weren't available.  I used a sweet sauce and added apple cider vinegar and a mustard-based Carolina style sauce.  I used some smoked turkey (from a whole one I had smoked earlier and frozen), leftover roast beef that I shredded, and bbq pulled pork.  At the end I added three large tomatoes chopped, as they are in season now.  It makes a huge batch, and you can adjust the thickness with broth as the recipe states.    I got a #10 can of San Marzano tomatoes that I get at Costco and blended them until smooth.  The flavor combination is delicious, awesome recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe looks good, but where's the squirrel? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good recipe. I wanted to do this in a 4 quart crock pot with only chicken, so I cut most of the ingredient quantities in half, and in place of the other meats I put in two golden potatoes. Used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (like the previous reviewer, the #10 can threw me a little, 1 cup chicken stock, but kept the amounts of BBQ sauce the same. Layered the pot with veggies on the bottom, chicken breasts sitting on top of those, and all the seasoning and butter on top. Let it sit for 8 hours on low heat. Shredded the chicken with two forks, stirred, and it turned out amazing. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good, but I think some of the quantities are not scaled correctly from the restaurant "bulk" recipe. A number 10 can (as I understand it is a huge food service can. Also, a quart of broth and 1/2 lb of butter seemed like way too much. I used 2 28 oz cans of canned tomatoes, 1/2 qt of broth, 1/4 lb butter and it turned out really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! I did add some heat with about 6 diced large jalapenos and a full roasted garlic... and I used a chipolte BBQ. Hearty and stick to your ribs good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good and really easy. Only changes were 3/4 c bbq sauce and 1/4 c white vinegar for both bbq sauces. Gets better and better the longer it sits. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a half recipe, added potatoes. Only had pulled pork and smoked chicken. Used BBQ sauce on hand. An excellent combination of sweet, smoky, and heat. Best I have ever had as well. And fairly simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Home cook shopping at Publix in GA. - I used Curly's packaged sauce-less BBQ pork, chicken and beef, and added one diced potato for body. Also threw in a bay leaf and some thyme. Absolutely perfect. I used Bull's Eye Carolina BBQ sauce as the ones in the recipe were not available here - turned out great! Serve with some homemade cornbread - fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe! The best Brunswick Stew I have ever had. Also, I have a great suggestion for an alternative version for quickness and convenience. Cut all ingredient amounts in half and use 1.5 lbs of pork only. Makes a quick and tasty crock pot size portion. I used all the suggested measurements and it was perfectly seasoned as well. I highly recommend this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome - great flavor and a lot of meat!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
In case you were wondering which recipe to pick, it is *Brunswick* stew, after all, so this would be the recipe to pick, this being the recipe from a restaurant in *Brunswick*, Georgia. This brings back memories of childhood at the beach... Enjoy! -Georgia Boy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the most tasty of the recipes I have tried of this soup. Although, I used the bbq sauces on hand. I hope to visit Georgia soon and taste this lovely creation first hand. WOW item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ha!  It's true for those that may not know, the original versions often had squirrel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with your review. I grew up in Brunswick.  However, I also disagree that the awful South Carolina vinegar "BBQ" sauce should be used in this recipe. Plus, there are no boiled potato chunks. I've eaten at Southern Soul many times, and while their Brunswick Stew is good, it doesn't compare to my mother's<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published

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