This recipe has been in my family for many years, ever since we moved to Georgia over 30 years ago. It consists of chicken and salt pork with potatoes, beans and other vegetables. It's both hearty and delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over high heat, combine the salt pork, chicken and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

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  • Remove chicken and allow to cool until easy to handle. Remove meat and discard the skin and bones. Chop meat into bite size pieces and return to the soup.

  • Add the potatoes, onions, tomatoes, corn, lima beans, Worcestershire sauce, salt and ground black pepper. Stir well and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 27.9g 56% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 70.9mg 24% DV; sodium 495.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
needs a can of tomato paste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2010
If you are looking for a southern style Brunswick stew, you will be highly disappointed. If you follow the receipe without doctoring, you get a stew that is the same color as chicken and rice soup and a taste that is just very plain. Doctored it up by adding pork tenderloin, BBQ sauce, Frank's Hot Sauce, tomato puree, a can of tomato soup and several other spices becasue it was very bland and just the wrong color. I would call this a northerner's interpretation of a deeply southern dish. Get a different recipe if you are looking for a Brunswick stew similar to those served in southern BBQ joints Read More
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39 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2010
If you are looking for a southern style Brunswick stew, you will be highly disappointed. If you follow the receipe without doctoring, you get a stew that is the same color as chicken and rice soup and a taste that is just very plain. Doctored it up by adding pork tenderloin, BBQ sauce, Frank's Hot Sauce, tomato puree, a can of tomato soup and several other spices becasue it was very bland and just the wrong color. I would call this a northerner's interpretation of a deeply southern dish. Get a different recipe if you are looking for a Brunswick stew similar to those served in southern BBQ joints Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
needs a can of tomato paste. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
Quick and easy version of this time-honored dish from the South! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2005
This stew has so much flavor. The store didn't have the salt pork so I substituted it with several slices of bacon. I put three slices for the initial boil then put another slice in for the last hour. Excellent Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
This was very good. I substituted salt pork with virginia bacon and the lima beans with blackeye peas. I omitted the corn and added diced green bell pepper and beans. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
I have made a lot of stews over the years and this is as good as any I have ever made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2004
I made a huge pot of this for a dinner I cooked at the church last night. I had a bunch of barbqued chicken left from a previous dinner and I boiled this to make it easier to remove from the bone. I used this liquid as the base for my stew. The only other thing I did different was I used canned potaoes and chopped them up and I used speckled butter beans instead of lima beans. Everyone raved about it and the entire pot was consumed. I increased the recipe to feed 50 people. I will diffently be making this again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2005
I used meat from a smoked boston butt to make this. I also used canned potatoes and added some BBQ sauce to thicken and give more flavor. It turned out great! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
This is a good recipe but the Brunswick Stew that my Virginia grandmother made was sweet. This is the same basic recipe as the one she used but if you want it to be authentic in flavor try adding a tablespoon or two of sugar. With buttermilk bisquits and sliced vinegar cucumbers you will have as authentic a Virginia supper as you could ever hope for. Oh! And don't forget the sweet tea! Read More
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