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Traditional Brunswick Stew

 

Brunswick stew is an American Southern cooking recipe that features a tomato base with vegetables, beans and, meats. Originally made with rabbit, squirrel, and even opossum, this version use stewing beef, chicken, and ham.
97

Yield

6

servings

Prep

40

min

Cook

3

hrs

Ready

3

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon bacon drippings
1 each onions
sliced
1 each chicken
cut in half
*
1 pound stewing beef
in bite size pieces
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 pound ham
baked, leftovers
8 cups water
cold
1 tablespoon salt
1 x black pepper
fresh, ground
*
½ teaspoon thyme
dried
*
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
*
1 can tomatoes
*
2 each potatoes
diced
1 cup corn
frozen
1 cup lima beans
frozen
1 cup okra
frozen, sliced
1 cup green beans
frozen
¼ cup parsley leaves
chopped, fresh

Directions

Originally made with rabbit, squirrel, and even opossum, this version use stewing beef, chicken, and ham.

Use whatever meats are locally available to you or whatever protein you may have on hand. Wild game, if you have it, works equally as well and will produce an even more authentic and traditional Brunswick stew. Have leftover pulled pork? Perfect!

In a large, heavy Dutch oven or cast-iron kettle, heat the bacon fat and add onions. Sauté the onions until beginning to brown.

Toss the stewing beef (or other wild game pieces) with one tablespoon of flour in a bowl. Add to the heavy pot along with the chicken and brown.

Add the ham, cold water, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and, thyme.

Bring to the boil and reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours, or until the meats are tender.

Remove meats with a slotted spoon, strain stock, and set meats aside. Skim any excess fat from the stock base and return it to the pot.

Remove meat from bones (if any), discard any skin and cut into bite-size pieces if needed.

Return meats to the pot and add all remaining ingredients other than the okra, beans, and parsley.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.

Add okra and beans and cook for 15 minutes longer.

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with rustic crusty bread.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 636g (22.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44840% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 2071mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 79g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 6% Iron 23%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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