{Best Ever} Brunswick Stew

{Best Ever} Brunswick Stew

Out of every single soup & stew that is out there – not a one of them holds a candle to the way I feel about Brunswick Stew. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I make a mean pot of Brunswick Stew.  It is one of those recipes that I have worked on for years until I got it just right.

{Best Ever} Brunswick Stew

 

It is the best Brunswick Stew I have ever had, and anyone that has been at my house & had a bowl (or three) of it rapidly agrees.  Yes, it is that good.

{Best Ever} Brunswick Stew

 

(This makes 12-16 servings – check out how to freeze individual servings for later.  This freezes GREAT!)

{Best Ever} Brunswick Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 - 4 pound whole chicken
  • 1.5 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 – 16oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 – 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock reserved from boiling the chicken
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled & cubed
  • 1 – 16oz can baked beans
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 – 16oz can corn
  • 1 – 16oz can lima beans
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup bbq sauce depending on your tastes…I add 1 cup to mine, sometimes a little more

Instructions

  • Cook chicken in a large stockpot of boiling water for 45 minutes with the lid on.
  • Remove chicken from liquid to cool. Reserve 1 cup of the chicken stock & freeze the rest. Please don’t throw it away – that’s good stuff! Skin, bone, & chop chicken.
  • Saute onion & bell pepper in hot oil in your large stockpot until tender. Add chopped chicken, tomato, & next 4 ingredients.
  • Combine flour & 1 cup of reserved chicken stock, whisking until smooth. Stir into chicken mixture. Add potato & next 5 ingredients.
  • Cover & cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes. Add corn and lima beans. Cook for 10 additional minutes. Add in the bbq sauce, starting with 1/2 cup. Taste & add more depending on your tastes.