The BEST Brunswick Stew

The BEST Brunswick Stew recipe EVER! Super easy to make and tastes great! Chicken, smoked sausage, pulled pork, onion, corn, tomatoes, and lima beans simmered in chicken broth, tomato sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, and hot sauce. Can make on the stovetop or in the crockpot. Makes a ton, so it is great for a crowd. Serve with some cornbread or biscuits! We ate this three days in a row – SO good!

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The BEST Brunswick Stew Recipe

Brunswick Stew is one of my all-time favorite soups. I have a few Brunswick Stew recipes on the blog, and I have to say this is the best one! OMG! Chicken, smoked sausage, pork, corn, tomatoes and lima beans simmered in a homemade tomato BBQ sauce. SO good! I ate this stew three days in a row. I just couldn’t get enough of it. Serve this with some homemade cornbread and you are set!

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How to Make Brunswick Stew

This stew is very simple to make. Start with browning some smoked sausage in a Dutch oven. Add the remaining ingredients – pulled pork, chicken, onion, corn, tomatoes, and lima beans simmered in chicken broth, tomato sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, and hot sauce. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes to an hour. SO easy!

  • I used rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this Brunswick Stew. It makes prep super quick!
  • For the pulled pork, I used Costco pulled pork. You can use any cooked pulled pork you like. With or without BBQ sauce – either is fine.
  • If you are making this stew after the holidays, feel free to swap the chicken for some leftover turkey. This is a delicious way to use up some of that leftover turkey!
  • Feel free to add some diced potatoes to the stew.
  • Can Brunswick Stew be made in the slow cooker? Yes! You can make this in the crockpot instead of the stovetop. Brown the sausage and dump everything in the crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. You can also cook it on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. 
  • Can Brunswick Stew be frozen? Yes! The leftovers make a great freezer meal. Cook the stew and let it cool. Pour the soup into some gallon freezer ziplock bags and freeze. When you are ready to serve the soup, thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
  • Is Brunswick Stew gluten-free? Yes! This stew is gluten-free. Make sure to use a gluten-free smoked sausage such as Hillshire Farms.
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Chicken & Pork Stew is Great for a Crowd

This stew is a favorite at our house! This makes a lot of stew, so it is perfect for a crowd. This is a very hearty dish, so you don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. Simply, whip up a batch of cornbread or some rolls, and you are set! Here are a few of our favorite bread recipes that go great with this delicious stew:

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The BEST Brunswick Stew

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
The BEST Brunswick Stew recipe EVER! Super easy to make and tastes great! Chicken, smoked sausage, pulled pork, onion, corn, tomatoes, and lima beans simmered in chicken broth, tomato sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, and hot sauce. Can make on the stovetop or in the crockpot. Makes a ton, so it is great for a crowd. Serve with some cornbread or biscuits! We ate this three days in a row – SO good! #soup #stew #crockpot #slowcooker #gameday

Ingredients:

  • ½ lb Smoked Sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ lb pulled BBQ Pork
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12-oz) bag frozen baby green lima beans
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • tsp lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp hot sauce, optional
  • 1 (14.75-oz) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (11 or 15-oz) can whole kernel corn
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a Dutch oven, cook smoked sausage until starting to brown. Add chicken broth and scrape down the pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes to an hour.

Notes:

  • I used rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this Brunswick Stew. It makes prep super quick!
  • For the pulled pork, I used Costco pulled pork. You can use any cooked pulled pork you like. With or without BBQ sauce – either is fine.
  • If you are making this stew after the holidays, feel free to swap the chicken for some leftover turkey. This is a delicious way to use up some of that leftover turkey!
  • Feel free to add some diced potatoes to the stew.
  • You can make this in the crockpot instead of the stovetop. Brown the sausage and dump everything in the crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. You can also cook it on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. 
  • The leftovers make a great freezer meal. Cook the stew and let it cool. Pour the soup into some gallon freezer ziplock bags and freeze. When you are ready to serve the soup, thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stove.
  • This stew is gluten-free. Make sure to use a gluten-free smoked sausage such as Hillshire Farms.

Steph

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  1. I had never had Brunswick Stew before and this was great! It made a large amount, which was great to feed a crowd. Everybody loved it! Definitely a keeper!

  2. Steph, this is a great stew but once a year I make it the old fashion way using critters like squirrel, opossum and rabbit during the hunting season. I realize 95% of your readers would never attempt this version but it is a South Georgia tradition that can be addictive.

    1. Original Ohio Hillbilly here…you brought back memories! My Uncles made a sweet stew with Rabbit and Sausage. I am sure it was their version of this recipe.

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