Easy Brunswick Stew was sponsored by Curly’s®.
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!
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!
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.
Ingredients You’ll Need For Easy Brunswick Stew (Full Recipe Down Below!)
- chopped onion
- minced garlic
- chicken broth
- fire-roasted diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
- frozen corn
- frozen baby lima beans
- brown sugar (just a Tablespoon!)
- dash of cayenne pepper
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1-1/2 cups BBQ sauce (use your favorite!)
- Curly’s® Tub BBQ Pulled Chicken (or use your favorite brand!)
- 1 Curly’s® Tub BBQ Pulled Pork (or use your favorite brand!)
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.
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 go-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. You can also find Curly’s BBQ at your local Food Lion.
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.
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: I usually find Curly’s BBQ in the packaged meat section at Publix or Food Lion.
How To Make Easy Brunswick Stew
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.
Add chicken stock, baby lima beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
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.
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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Add chicken broth, baby lima beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 357Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 1615mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 5gSugar 37gProtein 13g
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