Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brunswick Stew

This is my mom's recipe- it is the BEST Brunswick Stew you will ever try!

Servings:  8

Season a 3 lb. Boston Butt with salt & pepper and bake 3 hours in a 325 degree oven.  After cooling 20-30 minutes, trim all the fat (do not trim fat before!) and cut into bite size chunks; set aside.

Purchase a 3 lb. rotisserie chicken from Costco or Sam’s (they have the best), and cut up HALF of it into bite size chunks; set aside.  Use the other half, for another recipe.

In a 2-quart saucepan, blend the following “sauce” ingredients then simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.  DO NOT BOIL.  Set Aside.

¼ cup butter, melted
1 ¾ cup Heinz ketchup
¼ cup French’s yellow mustard
¼ cup white vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ - ½ tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. Liquid Smoke
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. Tabasco
1 ½ tsp. lemon juice 
¼ cup dark brown sugar

In a 2 Gallon pot, over low heat, add:

¼ cup butter, when melted, add
8 strips of center cut bacon; cook slowly until crisp.  Remove bacon, cool & crumble; set aside for later.  ADD to the melted butter & bacon drippings:

1 cup diced onions, cook until translucent.

Then add:

32 oz. Chicken broth
2 – 14.5 oz stewed tomatoes, diced
2 – 15.25 oz. Whole kernel corn, drained

ADD: the three meats; pork, chicken, crumbled bacon and the sauce.  Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 2 hours.  BEST TO PREPARE A DAY OR TWO IN ADVANCE SO THE FLAVORS CAN MELD.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Panini recipe found here.



  1. This is the perfect fall/winter meal! I need to make this asap! Thanks for linking up with us!

  2. As always, this looks to-die-for! I love all the soup postings today! Can't wait to give this one a try! :)

  3. This looks SO good!!! I bet you could let it simmer in a crock pot, don't you think? Have you ever made it using your crock pot? (I am all about the crock pot, ha!)

  4. The thickest, most wonderful Brunswick Stew you've ever had. Those of you who've never had Brunswick Stew will just die.... If you've had it before, you won't believe it. Old healthy food recipe and the best stew around!