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Leftover Turkey Brunswick Stew Recipe
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Leftover Turkey Brunswick Stew

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"A delicious and easy way to use your leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. I use leftover fried turkey breast with skin and dark meat, quick prep time if using a food processor. My version of Brunswick stew has become a family favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey, tomatoes, potatoes, water, ketchup, barbecue sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring stew to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add corn and cook another 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2009

Excellent! Did not have canned potatoes, so after cooking up the onions, I added the water and sliced up some potatoes and brought up to boil to give them a chance. Followed instructions for the rest. I love it. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2011

This recipe was not for me. i don't think I like my food this sweet. It was a very different recipe but i just didn't work out for me sorry.

Dec 09, 2009

This is super! I love Brunswick stew but pulled pork is hard to come by around here. I had leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and came across this recipe. So glad I did!!! I did change a few things...I used fresh potatoes instead of canned. I just made sure I cooked it long enough to ensure they were done. I added about a teaspoon of chili powder and some garlic salt. Next time I will only put about half the vinegar in. This is totally wonderful! I will be enjoying this leftover leftover turkey brunswick stew for many meals!

Dec 02, 2009

VERY GOOD! New favorite way to eat leftover turkey from thanksgiving, especially using dark meat. Very similar to bbq pulled pork. First off I used a 4quart slow cooker 2hrs on high and 5hrs on low. Next, while making it, I felt like it had too much water. Instead of 6 cups I used only 2. I also added an extra 1/2cup bbq sauce. This made it thicker and more like stew than soup. Also I added 1 whole diced green pepper and 1 whole diced red pepper. I also just diced the onions and chucked them in the crock pot instead of cooking them first. I didn't use the food processor and it took about 30min to prepare. Very Very Very delicious. Will definitely cook again.

Feb 19, 2012

The flavors are great! I used Yukon Gold potato, and lots of frozen corn. I probably added 5 cups turkey. The house smells wonderful, and the broth is yummy. I would definitely make this again.

Dec 22, 2010

As a North Carolina native, I have to say this is a great recipe, very similar to the stews served in local bbq places. I have made it with pulled pork as well. I added some frozen lima beans about halfway through cooking time, and left out the salt, as well as using fresh potatoes. Delicious!

Dec 10, 2010

I've never made Brunswick Stew and I had lots of turkey from T-Day. I use this recipe as a starting point. I changed the serving size to 5. So I changed a few things up. I used 'Hunts Fire Roasted Tomatoes' & 'Tomatoes w/Green Chilies & Garlic'. Also use Chicken Stock instead of water, as well as Apple Cider Vinegar. I also use a half a bottle of the BBQ instead of 1/2 a cup & 1/8 of Worcestershire. Overall this recipe lead to a GREAT Brunswick Stew, even If it was turkey.

Dec 27, 2011

Loved it! Very easy to make, excellent use of leftovers from the holidays. We're expecting a baby this week, and this recipe gave us plenty of food to freeze.


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  • Calories
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1599 mg
  • 64%

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

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