Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a perfect way to use leftover smoked meats. We love using a mix of chicken, pulled pork and brisket but any of them are great on their own as well!


 
     This BBQy soup is full of delicious meats and corn. It is slow simmered for big flavor but is super simple to make.  Take you leftover smoked meat and turn it into a whole new dinner!


    I LOVE BBQ and smoked meats.  My husband is excellent on the grill and my brother (who lives across the street) is really enjoying his new smoker. So, I am spoiled.

     But even a BBQ lover like me can get a little tired of eating a whole pork butt or brisket by the time you get to the end of it.  This soup solves that problem!



  You can certainly start from scratch on this.  That would be lovely too, but I love this as a leftover soup.  It is a perfect freezer soup!  

     Grilling some chicken?  Throw on a few extra pieces.  Chop the what is left and throw it in the freezer.  Smoke a pork butt, freeze some of what is left.  Have a whole brisket? You get the idea!  

     Then, when you really want some BBQ, but don't have the time to rub and rest and light the fire, all you have to do is make a pot of soup!  



     I was a server at Smokey Bones for a while back in the day.  This stew is reminiscent of the Brunswick stew they had on the menu.  I certainly never made theirs, so I am under no illusion that it is the same.  

     But if that is what you are craving, this should certainly meet the need.  It is thick, chunky and full of smoked meat and flavor!

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Tips and tricks:

  • Some people like to add lima beans to brunswick stew.
  • We really like this as written, but sometimes add butter beans, navy beans or garbanzo beans for bulk.
  • If you are running low on leftover meat, adding some beans or potatoes helps make a hearty soup without all the meat.




Bruncswick stew, bbq soup, smoked meat, hearty soup
soup, BBQ
American
Yield: 24 servings

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a perfect way to use leftover BBQ. We love using a mix of chicken, pulled pork and brisket but any of them are great on their own as well!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 2 hour and 15 minstotal time: 2 hours and 30 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 16 oz pkg frozen corn
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3-4 pounds smoked meat (chicken, pork, brisket etc.)
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

instructions

  1. In a large soup pot (mine was a 6 quart) saute onion and pepper in olive oil until soft.  
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Drop to a simmer and continue to cook for a couple of hours.
  4. Check your seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  5. Enjoy!
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Brunswick stew is a perfect way to use leftover BBQ. We love using a mix of chicken, pulled pork and brisket but any of them are great on their own as well!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks sooooo much for all the great recipes!

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  2. Thank you for linking up to this week's Tasty Tuesday link up. I've pinned your recipe to the Creative K Tasty Tasty Pinterest board. I hope you join us again this week.

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  3. This looks great and certainly warming. Thanks for sharing this with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week, Carlee!

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    1. It is definitely a very hearty stew. Perfect as our weather is starting to cool down! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  4. That sure is a hearty stew/soup. - Margy

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    1. It is definitely a stick to your ribs type of soup! That is about the only way my husband will count soup as dinner. Otherwise he needs something else too!

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  5. I love Brunswick stew! I haven't made it in a while, but it really does make for a great way to enjoy leftovers. I'll have to try it next time we get some brisket. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward checking out your recipe this week. :)

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    1. It is definitely a great way to repackage leftover and make something delicious! Thank you so much for hosting and for all of the great ideas you post. I always look forward to seeing what you are making!

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  6. Hi,
    Sounds and looks delicious. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you! It is a hearty dinner, that is for sure; a delicious one too!

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