Georgia-Style Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew
Diana Rattray
Ratings (142)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
515 Calories
17g Fat
60g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6-8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 515
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1196mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 36g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a Georgia-style Brunswick stew made with chicken or pork, corn, and potatoes. Barbecue sauce and a little hot sauce give this stew its fabulous flavor. This version is made with cooked meat and vegetables, making it a fast and easy recipe. A classic Brunswick stew is often made with lima beans--add some cooked lima beans to the stew if you'd like.

There are plenty of claims as to the origin of Brunswick stew. North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia each have a Brunswick County, and they all celebrate the flavorful stew. The original Brunswick stew was made primarily with squirrel and few vegetables.



Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken (or pork, or a combination, cooked and diced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Optional: 1 or 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2 to 3 cups diced potatoes (cooked)
  • 3 (15 to 16-ounce) cans cream-style corn

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Georgia style Brunswick stew ingredients
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  2. Place all ingredients in a stockpot or Dutch oven.

    Place Brunswick stew ingredients in pot
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  3. Place the pan over high heat and bring to a boil.

    Bring pan with ingredients to boil
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  4. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan; simmer until hot and bubbly.

    Reduce heat and simmer stew
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  5. Taste the stew and adjust seasonings with more salt, pepper, and hot sauce, as needed.

    Add seasonings to stew
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  6. Serve the stew with freshly baked cornbread and a tossed salad.

    Serve finished Brunswick stew with cornbread
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  7. Enjoy!