Brunswick Stew

September 21, 2023

by Beth

Brunswick Stew

Recipe by BethCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 chicken (˜4 lbs)

  • 1 lb lean ground beef

  • 1 lb bulk breakfast sausage

  • 4 potatoes, cubed

  • 1 lb carrots (peeled, sliced)

  • 1 cup corn (niblets)

  • 1 cup lima beans (frozen)

  • 1 cup blackeye peas

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1 bottle barbeque sauce

  • 1 or 2 onions, chopped

  • celery


  • In a large stock pot cover chicken with salty water and add a handful of carrots, celery and onion
    boil the chicken until very tender (falling off the bones even)
  • Remove chicken from the pot; let it cool a bit before pulling the meat off of the bones
  • Pour broth into a bowl or other container and set aside. You will add some or all of this back to the stew later.
  • In the stock pot brown beef, sausage and onions
  • Add veggies (potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, beans)
  • Add chicken meat and chicken broth
  • Add ketchup and barbeque sauce
  • Cover over a low heat, stirring periodically until veggies are tender and flavors have married.


  • This is just a basic recipe. The size of chicken can vary greatly; If you use canned peas, beans, corn, etc, just use the whole can; potatoes: do you like more? Or maybe they are huge or maybe small; it’s okay. Barbeque sauce? Lately I’ve been using Sweet Baby Ray’s, but when I started making it, I used Open Pit (can’t find that anymore – sad). Just pick something you like;

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Marathoner (hey! I did complete the Nashville Rock'n'Roll Marathon! -- never again!), peregrino (Via Frances, Camino de Santiago de Compostela 2013), techie behind for over 20 years now, mother to David, Marie and Daniel, Mémère to Lily, Ella, Genevieve, Henry, Avery, Luke and Claire, Catholic Christian (when I get frustrated and want to leave the RC I find myself asking "But where would I go?"), Auburn Tiger (War Eagle!), retired from Auburn University Libraries, and after 44 years, I'm still married to JP.