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Virginia-style Brunswick Stew

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I have fond memories of summer parties out in rural Virginia where they made the most amazing Brunswick stew. It was cooked outside on a fire in a big kettle and we’d wait all day for it to be done. This recipe tastes just like it and you can make it in the kitchen instead of outside!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 28 ounces, weight Canned Whole Tomatoes, Cut In Half
  • 14 ounces, weight Canned Whole Tomatoes, Cut In Half
  • 1 whole Small Onion, Diced
  • 4 whole Small White Potatoes, Peeled And Cut In Half
  • 12 ounces, weight Frozen Lima Beans, Thawed
  • 12 ounces, weight Frozen Corn, Thawed
  • 3 cups Cooked, Shredded Chicken
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt, Or To Taste (depends On How Salty The Broth Is)
  • Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation

1. Combine broth, tomatoes (undrained), onions, and potatoes in large soup pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are cooked. Remove potatoes, mash, and return to the pot. The potatoes don’t need to be smooth—chunks are good! Alternately, you can microwave the potatoes to save some time.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for at least 3 hours. The stew will be thick; add more broth to thin it if you’d like.

Note: this recipe would adapt itself very well for the slow cooker. Just cook and mash the potatoes ahead of time and throw it all in the slow cooker together. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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Bob Belshan on 4.11.2018

More of a question than a comment. The recipe calls for both 28 oz whole tomatoes and 14 oz whole tomatoes. Which is correct or is a total of 42 oz needed?

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beetqueen on 8.27.2010

I really love Brunswick stew in the colder months and can’t wait to make this – thank you!

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ibmzlorinsc01 on 8.26.2010

This was my fave stew when i lived in Va

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ibmzlorinsc01 on 9.30.2010

absolutley easy and delicious. Just like home.

will use this recipe forever

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