Georgia-Style Brunswick Stew

Georgia-Style Brunswick Stew

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  • 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 and make it a popular dish to serve with barbecue. This version is made with cooked meat and vegetables, making it a fast and easy recipe.

There are a few claims as to the origin of Brunswick stew. Virginia allegest the stew was named for Brunswick County, while the state of Georgia states it originated in the city of Brunswick, Georgia. The original Brunswick stew was made primarily with squirrel and few vegetables.


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  • 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!

Recipe Variation

  • A classic Brunswick stew is often made with lima beans--add some cooked lima beans to the stew, if you'd like.

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