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Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew

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This recipe has been in my family for many years, ever since we moved to Georgia over 30 years ago. It consists of chicken and salt pork with potatoes, beans and other vegetables. It's both hearty and delicious.

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  • Calories:
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 27.9 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 496 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the salt pork, chicken and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken and allow to cool until easy to handle. Remove meat and discard the skin and bones. Chop meat into bite size pieces and return to the soup.
  3. Add the potatoes, onions, tomatoes, corn, lima beans, Worcestershire sauce, salt and ground black pepper. Stir well and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
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If you are looking for a southern style Brunswick stew, you will be highly disappointed. If you follow the receipe without doctoring, you get a stew that is the same color as chicken and rice soup and a taste that is just very plain. Doctored it up by adding pork tenderloin, BBQ sauce, Frank's Hot Sauce, tomato puree, a can of tomato soup and several other spices becasue it was very bland and just the wrong color. I would call this a northerner's interpretation of a deeply southern dish. Get a different recipe if you are looking for a Brunswick stew similar to those served in southern BBQ joints

Tommy White

needs a can of tomato paste.


Quick and easy version of this time-honored dish from the South!