Aunt Dot's Brunswick Stew Recipe -
Aunt Dot's Brunswick Stew Recipe
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Aunt Dot's Brunswick Stew

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"This recipe is adapted from a recipe shared by our Aunt Dot. The ground turkey makes it healthier, although ground beef can be used instead. Can be made in a slow cooker for an easy yummy meal! Good Virginia cooking!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan; add potatoes, and boil until tender ( about 15 minutes).
  2. Pour the potatoes and the water used to boil them into a large pot. Stir in onion, peas, corn, tomatoes, ground turkey, and bacon. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic salt, and sugar. If stew appears too watery, stir together flour and some of the stew liquid in a small cup, and then stir mixture into the stew. Continue cooking for 1 hour.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2004

Awesome stew!!! It was simple and easy to make. I used a crock pot - and let it cook for most of the day. I added a little more salt and pepper to suit my taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2005

Maybe this is obvious, but I found it odd that the recipe didn't instruct you to brown the turkey first. Also, I omitted the bacon, added a cup of lima beans and a dash of cayenne pepper for a better flavor.

Jan 09, 2004

This recipe had an odd mixture of flavours. Also, I love salt, but even this was too much! I recommend removing the regular salt altogether, and just keeping the garlic salt. Overall, an interesting recipe, but not one I'll put into my regular meal planning.

Jun 16, 2008

This was an ok base recipe, I used chicken broth instead of water & cut out the bacon & salts. Needs a little fine tuning, I'll have to make some changes next time...

Jan 14, 2005

I followed others' suggestions and cut back the salt signficantly. I also made this in the crock pot, cooked on low about 7 hours, with the ingredients layered in the order listed. I would recommend decreasing the liquid if you are making this in a crock pot. Also, next time I think I will cook the bacon on the side and serve it as a topping to sprinkle over; cooked with the rest of the ingredients, I was disappointed that it did not contribute much flavor. Overall, good and my husband commented on the wealth of flavors -- will make again.

Oct 31, 2003

This recipe is basically ok, but 3 tsp. salt and especially 3 tsp. black pepper is way too much! I cut out the salt entirely and added slightly less than a tsp. of pepper, but some in my family still thought it was too spicy. Other than that, though, we enjoyed it.

Dec 16, 2006

Thank you for the warnings about salt. I didn't have any turkey or beef, so we used chicken. I partially cooked the bacon in a skillet, just enough to draw out some grease, and then cooked cubed chicken in the bacon grease (yum). Because the chicken and bacon were already partially cooked, I only cooked the stew for about an hour. Turned out terrific!

Oct 26, 2004

Great recipe. Agree with others that the salt is too much. Here's how I decided to make it. Substitute ground buffalo (bison) for the turkey. Eliminate salt alltogether (diners can add to taste). Reduce garlic salt to 2 tsp and add 1 tsp minced garlic. I also added a diced shallot.


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  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 2859 mg
  • 114%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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