Easy Brunswick Stew Recipe: This Hearty Southern Stew Recipe Has Two States Fighting Over It by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Brunswick Stew Recipe: This Hearty Southern Stew Recipe Has Two States Fighting Over It

Virginia and Georgia have a long-time feud over which state is the home of Brunswick stew. In Brunswick County, Va., there's an annual "stew-off," and in Brunswick, Ga., the state displays a cast-iron pot that apparently cooked the first batch of Brunswick stew in 1898. So what's all the fuss about? What is Brunswick stew?

Brunswick stew is a Southern stew recipe made with a tomato and barbecue broth, beans, corn and meat. Back in the day, it was made with squirrel, rabbit or game meat. This easy Brunswick stew recipe is made with pork, but you could use chicken instead or a combination of both. Serve with crusty bread

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 boxes (32 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen butter beans or lima beans
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (vinegar-based barbecue sauce works best)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups chopped leftover cooked pork (you could substitute cooked shredded chicken)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. 
  2. Add the broth, crushed tomatoes, corn, beans, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the pork. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for another 20 to 30 minutes. 

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Never heard of it but sounds delish 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, I can see why they'd feud over this, yum!

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