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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew Recipe
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew
See how to make a classic Southern stew with pork, beef, and chicken. See more
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Get a Husband Brunswick Stew

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"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 family recipe and the best stew around!!!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, and saute the onions and celery until soft. Mix in the pork and beef, and cook until evenly browned. Do not drain.
  2. Transfer the pork and beef mixture to a large stock pot over low heat. Stir in the shredded chicken, tomatoes and their liquid, ketchup, and barbeque sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Place the whole green pepper into the mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 hours, or until thickened.
  3. Stir the cream style corn into the stew mixture. Continue cooking 1 hour, or to desired consistency. Remove the green pepper; chop and return to the stew or discard.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2007

I have made this recipe twice now...once for just my family, the second time for a large crowd. Both times received raved reviews. Here are the changes I made: The first time for just the family I cut the recipe in half, replaced all the meats with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, did not saute the onions or celery, used one can of Rotel and one smaller can of diced tomatoes and put it all in the crock pot and cooked on low for 8 hours. About an hour before dinner I took out the chicken, shredded it, returned it to the pot and added 1 cup frozen corn, one can cream style corn and 1 cup each frozen okra slices and baby limas. My 14 year old said, "Mom, this is the best stew we've ever had!" When I made it for a large group (60 people) I tripled the recipe and replaced the meats with a pre-cooked sliced brisket that I chopped up, again used a mixture of Rotel and canned diced tomatoes and added more of the extra vegetables at the end as before. It was an all-out hit. Everyone loved the slight sweetness that the barbeque sauce gave it. (I used Kraft Hickory Smoked.) Thanks for a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2009

None of my family members liked it. I really disliked the sweet taste of the soup. Second of all, besides having a bad taste, it was very bland ingredients wise. I definitely wouldn't make this again as a soup - however, I think it has potential as a dip. If I decreased the liquid, added more salt, and changed a few things here and there, I think this would be a decent dip.

Apr 26, 2007

I too am in VA, where brunswick stew becomes a household staple during hunting season. Scratch the ground meats, use pulled pork, roast or steak. Add a pkg. of frozen lima beans. Also switch to niblet corn (1 can) 2 cans cream corn. A little old bay definitely helps as well. This is a lot less expensive and much better tasting than the $10 pint we get from the Ruritan Clubs. Freezes beautifully.

Sep 01, 2006

Compared recipes and took best of each - used crock pot, served with cornbread. Changes: 2lbs. boneless chicken thighs, 1lb. leftover pork roast, 1/2 cup diced smoked ham, plus 2 slices crumbled turkey bacon in place of all meats. Added 1/2 cup sliced okra, 2 cups lima beans, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 can chicken broth, dash of worcestershire. Replaced ketchup with tomato puree and creamed corn with 2 cups frozen. Increased BBQ sauce to 1 cup. Wonderful aroma!

Oct 21, 2003

Absolutely the BEST stew I've ever had! I was a little sceptical when reading the ingredients and noticed there were no potatos, but WOW! The only change I made was that I left out the chicken and added stew meat that I floured and browned before adding to the mixture. Hubby loved it too. Thanks for sharing this one!

Nov 20, 2006

I made this stew when having a large group over to eat outdoors. Cooked this in my cast iron dutch oven using charcole under the oven and on top of the lid. Every drop of this stew was eaten and I used a 12" oven! I did use 2 cans cream style corn and one can of whole kernel corn. So very good with cornbread!.

Oct 12, 2005

Aw, shucks! It didn't get me a husband! I really prefer using beef, pork and chicken cubes, rather than the ground, and shredded meat. I often adapt this to my slow cooker.

Oct 21, 2003

I don't know if this will get anyone a husband, but the one I have loved it. I am somewhat embarrassed to say that we had leftovers for breakfast this morning! The barbeque flavor in this stew is just right.


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  • Calories
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 836 mg
  • 33%

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

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