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.