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Brunswick stew in a bowl

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a smoky barbecue blitz of flavor blending succulent meats and wholesome veggies in a slightly sweet and savory base.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Brunswick Stew, Brunswick Stew Recipe, How Do I Make Brunswick Stew Recipe, How To Make Brunswick Stew Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 - 10 servings
Calories 555kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chicken flavor Better Than Bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound pulled pork, shredded into bite size pieces and any pan drippings
  • 1 roasted chicken, meat removed and shredded into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 16 ounces frozen lima beans


  • In a large Dutch Oven set over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions, garlic, and celery until soft, about 4-5 minutes
    How to make Brunswick stew, sauteing aromatics in the pot
  • Add the diced tomatoes with their liquid, chicken broth, Better Than Bouillon, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper then bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook over medium-low for 30 minutes.
    How to make Brunswick stew, adding ingredients to the pot
  • Add pulled pork, roasted chicken, frozen corn, frozen lima beans and adjust heat to bring stew back to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 30-45 minutes or until stew is nice and thick
    How to make Brunswick stew, adding corn and the rest of ingredients to the pot


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1534mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg