Easy Brunswick Stew with Pulled Chicken and Pork

by Alli

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Curly’s®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Easy Brunswick Stew is perfect for a game day or any day. Curly’s® Pulled Chicken, Curly’s Pulled Pork and vegetables are added to a tomato-based broth and seasonings. This stew is the real MVP!

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Brunswick Stew is a southern thing. Every southern cook has a slightly different recipe and pinky swears that theirs is the best. My family and friends think that my easy Brunswick Stew is the best. I happen to agree! 

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History of Brunswick Stew

When it comes to the origin of Brunswick Stew, you’ll find Georgia and Virginia claiming rights to this delicious stew. Since I’m a Georgia native, I’ll take sides with my home state. 

I remember my mom making Brunswick Stew when I was growing up. It was a lot of work because she had to cook the chicken and the pork before she even thought about making the stew. I have a secret shortcut that produces a flavorful stew that tastes like it’s been simmering all day long. Score!

My grandma adds diced potatoes and ketchup to her Brunswick Stew. Yes, ketchup. Oh, and English peas (I call them chinaberries). I add baby lima beans (also known as baby butter beans) and skip right over those peas. 

What to Serve With My Favorite Stew

Easy Brunswick Stew is a favorite at my football viewing parties. The stew simmers on the stove while I prepare the other dishes. Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to my delicious stew. If you don’t have time, skip the cornbread and serve this stew with crackers. 

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This stew also pairs perfectly with a green salad or crusty bread. 

Shortcut Secrets for Easy Brunswick Stew

My best-kept secrets (until now) are my g0-to pulled chicken and pulled pork. I always head to Publix to grab 16 oz. tubs of Curly’s BBQ Pulled Chicken and Curly’s BBQ Pulled Pork.

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Curly’s BBQ saves me so much time when it comes to making stew. Plus, it’s an all-American favorite and the famous sauce they use is out-of-this-world good. 

As a southerner, I love that Curly’s BBQ is always pulled, never shredded. All I have to do is heat it up and it’s ready to serve.

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I can always depend on Curly’s restaurant-quality BBQ. They provide the best cuts of meat that have been smoked for hours. Curly’s BBQ is also great when I’m making BBQ sliders.

Helpful Hint: You can find Curly’s BBQ in the packaged meat section at Publix. Save $1.00 off any ONE (1) Curly’s item from 11/1/19 – 12/8/19 or while supplies last.

How To Make Easy Brunswick Stew

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 In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring frequently until the onion is translucent. Stir in the minced garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. 

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Add chicken stock, baby lima beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil. 

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Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Add the BBQ sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and Curly’s Pulled Chicken and Pork. Gently stir and simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.

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How to Store Leftovers

Leftover Brunswick Stew is delicious! It can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen in an air-tight container for up to 5-months. 

Brunswick Stew in the Slow Cooker

You can also cook Brunswick Stew in the slow cooker. Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients except Curly’s Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork. Cover and cook on low for six hours. Stir in the pulled chicken and pork. Cook for 20 minutes before serving. 

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Easy Brunswick Stew

Yield: 8-10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Vegetables, seasonings, flavorful pulled chicken and pulled pork are combined in a tomato-based sauce and simmered until the vegetables are tender. Easy Brunswick Stew is a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 8 oz. package frozen corn
  • 8 oz. package frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1 Curly’s® Tub BBQ Pulled Chicken (16 oz.)
  • 1 Curly's® Tub BBQ Pulled Pork (16 oz.)

Instructions

    1. In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring frequently until the onion is translucent. Stir in minced garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes. 
    2. Add chicken broth, baby lima beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil. 
    3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 
    4. Add BBQ sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, Curly's Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork. Stir gently and simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 357Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 1615mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 5gSugar 37gProtein 13g

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If you’re planning a football viewing party or a family gathering, fire up the flavor by adding Easy Brunswick Stew to your menu. Make sure to head to Publix and save $1.00 off any ONE (1) Curly’s item from 11/1/19 – 12/8/19 or while supplies last.

 

 

 

13 comments

Amber Myers November 1, 2019 - 2:24 pm

Oh yes please, This is a perfect meal for when it’s cold out. I’m sure everyone in my house will enjoy it.

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cait November 1, 2019 - 3:38 pm

oh yum im always looking for new meals to make for the week- this is one thats going on my list

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Brianne Tursi Manz November 1, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Your stew looks amazing! I love the idea of adding the pulled chicken and pork that eliminates cooking the stew meat.

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Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers November 1, 2019 - 6:40 pm

This stew sounds super easy to make. I’ll have to swap the lima beans for something else because my kids would turn their nose upside down if they had to touch them. hahhah. My lil one doesn’t even like black beans which would go well in this too. I’ll have to figure something out and try this recipe. Thank you for a super easy meal.

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Theresa November 1, 2019 - 9:30 pm

I’ve never heard of Brunswick Stew before, but it looks like a recipe my whole family would gobble up. I like your shortcut of using prepackaged means to make the cooking process speed up a little.

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Mama Maggie's Kitchen November 1, 2019 - 10:30 pm

Yum! This Brunswick Stew looks really appetizing! Wish I could have this right now! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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Chef Dennis November 2, 2019 - 6:11 am

I really love this Brunswick Stew with Pulled Chicken and Pork! It’s simply making me hungry that I could hear my tummy growl.

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Lynndee November 2, 2019 - 12:25 pm

It feels like winter here so now I’m craving for a good stew after seeing this. I bet it is as good as it looks. Nom!

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Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place November 2, 2019 - 3:11 pm

I have never had a Brunswick stew, lol. I do have a very good stew recipe that my whole family loves! 🙂

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Kathy November 2, 2019 - 5:13 pm

I’ve never heard of these before. Looks really good too. I love a great stew. I’ll have to give this a try if I can find them in stores.

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Swathi November 3, 2019 - 12:32 am

I haven’t heard about this stew. Looks delicious I can enjoy a bowl of warm stew while cold outside. Pulled chicken sounds delicious too. I need to check it out.

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Catalina November 3, 2019 - 1:49 am

Great idea to use pulled chicken and pork. I think my family will love it!

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Rosemary November 3, 2019 - 11:39 pm

Ohhh….this looks delish. This is perfect for a cold day to keep warm. I like the sound of it, much more than chili. I’ll have to try it out as the temperatures drop. Yum!

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