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Brunswick Stew

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Brunswick stew is a perfect way to use leftover smoked meats. We love using a mix of chicken, pulled pork and brisket but any of them are great on their own as well!

Bowl of brunswick stew with leftover bbq meat, corn and tomatoes in bowl with spoon.

This BBQy soup is full of delicious meats and corn. It is slow simmered for big flavor but is super simple to make.  Take you leftover smoked meat and turn it into a whole new dinner!

 I LOVE BBQ and smoked meats.  My husband is excellent on the grill and my brother (who lives across the street) is really enjoying his new smoker. So, I am spoiled.

     But even a BBQ lover like me can get a little tired of eating a whole pork butt or brisket by the time you get to the end of it.  This soup solves that problem!

Enameled cast iron dutch oven filled with tomato based brunswick stew with pulled pork, chicken, brisket, and corn in it.

You can certainly start from scratch on this.  That would be lovely too, but I love this as a leftover soup.  It is a perfect freezer soup!  

 Grilling some chicken?  Throw on a few extra pieces.  

Chop the what is left and throw it in the freezer.  Smoke a pork butt, freeze some of what is left.  

Have a whole brisket? You get the idea!  

Then, when you really want some BBQ, but don’t have the time to rub and rest and light the fire, all you have to do is make a pot of soup! 

Looking across the top of a bowl of bbq brunswick stew with meat, tomatoes, corn and more.

 I was a server at Smokey Bones for a while back in the day.  This stew is reminiscent of the Brunswick stew they had on the menu.  I certainly never made theirs, so I am under no illusion that it is the same.       

But if that is what you are craving, this should certainly meet the need.  It is thick, chunky and full of smoked meat and flavor!

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Tips and tricks:

  • Some people like to add lima beans to brunswick stew.
  • We really like this as written, but sometimes add butter beans, navy beans or garbanzo beans for bulk.
  • If you are running low on leftover meat, adding some beans or potatoes helps make a hearty soup without all the meat.
Yield: 24 Servings

Brunswick Stew

Enameled cast iron dutch oven filled with tomato based brunswick stew with pulled pork, chicken, brisket, and corn in it.

Brunswick stew is a perfect way to use leftover BBQ. We love using a mix of chicken, pulled pork and brisket but any of them are great on their own as well!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 16 oz pkg frozen corn
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 pounds smoked meat (chicken, pork, brisket etc.)
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot (mine was a 6 quart) saute onion and pepper in olive oil until soft.  
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Drop to a simmer and continue to cook for a couple of hours.
  4. Check your seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  5. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 18g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Brunswick stew is a perfect way to use leftover BBQ. We love using a mix of chicken, pulled pork and brisket but any of them are great on their own as well!

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Sherrie

Wednesday 21st of October 2015

Hi, Sounds and looks delicious. Have a great day!

Carlee

Wednesday 21st of October 2015

Thank you! It is a hearty dinner, that is for sure; a delicious one too!

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang

Friday 2nd of October 2015

I love Brunswick stew! I haven't made it in a while, but it really does make for a great way to enjoy leftovers. I'll have to try it next time we get some brisket. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward checking out your recipe this week. :)

Carlee

Friday 2nd of October 2015

It is definitely a great way to repackage leftover and make something delicious! Thank you so much for hosting and for all of the great ideas you post. I always look forward to seeing what you are making!

Powell River Books

Thursday 1st of October 2015

That sure is a hearty stew/soup. - Margy

Carlee

Thursday 1st of October 2015

It is definitely a stick to your ribs type of soup! That is about the only way my husband will count soup as dinner. Otherwise he needs something else too!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Monday 28th of September 2015

This looks great and certainly warming. Thanks for sharing this with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week, Carlee!

Carlee

Monday 28th of September 2015

It is definitely a very hearty stew. Perfect as our weather is starting to cool down! Thanks so much for hosting!

Ashley

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Thank you for linking up to this week's Tasty Tuesday link up. I've pinned your recipe to the Creative K Tasty Tasty Pinterest board. I hope you join us again this week.

Carlee

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Thanks for hosting!

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