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