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Two bowls of Brunswick stew.

Brunswick Stew

Warm your body and soul with this hearty and comforting Brunswick stew recipe. This tomato based Southern stew is wonderfully flavorful, made with lots of fresh veggies, smoked meat and a tangy BBQ sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy Brunswick stew recipe, how to make Brunswick stew, southern Brunswick stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 681kcal
Author Tanya


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 14.5 oz can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 cups of smoked pulled pork or chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups vinegar bbq sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 3-5 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pot and stir. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer.
  • Reduce Heat and Simmer on medium-low for 30-40 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


  • Your stew will taste similar to the bbq sauce you choose to use. I like to use a homemade vinegar based bbq sauce but your favorite store brand will work too.
  • You can easily add in different vegetables and beans to suit your tastes and to save you a shopping trip!
  • Stir the stew occasionally as it simmers so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.


Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 2190mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 3571IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4mg