September 27, 2011

{Best Ever} Brunswick Stew

Out of every single soup & stew that is out there - not a one of them holds a candle to the way I feel about Brunswick Stew. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I make a mean pot of Brunswick Stew.  It is one of those recipes that I have worked on for years until I got it just right.  

It is the best Brunswick Stew I have ever had, and anyone that has been at my house & had a bowl (or three) of it rapidly agrees.  Yes, it is that good.

Best Ever Brunswick Stew

(This makes 12-16 servings - check out how to freeze individual servings for later.  This freezes GREAT!)

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
  • 1.5 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 - 16oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock (reserved from boiling the chicken)
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1 - 16oz can baked beans
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 - 16oz can corn
  • 1 - 16oz can lima beans
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup bbq sauce (depending on your tastes...I add 1 cup to mine, sometimes a little more)


Cook chicken in a large stockpot of boiling water for 45 minutes with the lid on.  

Remove chicken from liquid to cool.  Reserve 1 cup of the chicken stock & freeze the rest.  Please don't throw it away - that's good stuff!  Skin, bone, & chop chicken.

Saute onion & bell pepper in hot oil in your large stockpot until tender.  Add chopped chicken, tomato, & next 4 ingredients.

Combine flour & 1 cup of reserved chicken stock, whisking until smooth.  Stir into chicken mixture.  Add potato & next 5 ingredients.

Cover & cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes.  Add corn and lima beans.  Cook for 10 additional minutes.  Add in the bbq sauce, starting with 1/2 cup.  Taste & add more depending on your tastes.



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