Rating: 3.84 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

A delicious and easy way to use your leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. I use leftover fried turkey breast with skin and dark meat, quick prep time if using a food processor. My version of Brunswick stew has become a family favorite!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey, tomatoes, potatoes, water, ketchup, barbecue sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring stew to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add corn and cook another 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

319 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 44.1g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 47.9mg; sodium 1598.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2009
Excellent! Did not have canned potatoes so after cooking up the onions I added the water and sliced up some potatoes and brought up to boil to give them a chance. Followed instructions for the rest. I love it. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2011
This recipe was not for me. i don't think I like my food this sweet. It was a very different recipe but i just didn't work out for me sorry. Read More
(3)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2009
Excellent! Did not have canned potatoes so after cooking up the onions I added the water and sliced up some potatoes and brought up to boil to give them a chance. Followed instructions for the rest. I love it. Thanks! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
This is super! I love Brunswick stew but pulled pork is hard to come by around here. I had leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and came across this recipe. So glad I did!!! I did change a few things...I used fresh potatoes instead of canned. I just made sure I cooked it long enough to ensure they were done. I added about a teaspoon of chili powder and some garlic salt. Next time I will only put about half the vinegar in. This is totally wonderful! I will be enjoying this leftover leftover turkey brunswick stew for many meals! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2009
VERY GOOD! New favorite way to eat leftover turkey from thanksgiving, especially using dark meat. Very similar to bbq pulled pork. First off I used a 4quart slow cooker 2hrs on high and 5hrs on low. Next, while making it, I felt like it had too much water. Instead of 6 cups I used only 2. I also added an extra 1/2cup bbq sauce. This made it thicker and more like stew than soup. Also I added 1 whole diced green pepper and 1 whole diced red pepper. I also just diced the onions and chucked them in the crock pot instead of cooking them first. I didn't use the food processor and it took about 30min to prepare. Very Very Very delicious. Will definitely cook again. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
I've never made Brunswick Stew and I had lots of turkey from T-Day. I use this recipe as a starting point. I changed the serving size to 5. So I changed a few things up. I used 'Hunts Fire Roasted Tomatoes' & 'Tomatoes w/Green Chilies & Garlic'. Also use Chicken Stock instead of water as well as Apple Cider Vinegar. I also use a half a bottle of the BBQ instead of 1/2 a cup & 1/8 of Worcestershire. Overall this recipe lead to a GREAT Brunswick Stew even If it was turkey. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2012
The flavors are great! I used Yukon Gold potato and lots of frozen corn. I probably added 5 cups turkey. The house smells wonderful and the broth is yummy. I would definitely make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
As a North Carolina native I have to say this is a great recipe very similar to the stews served in local bbq places. I have made it with pulled pork as well. I added some frozen lima beans about halfway through cooking time and left out the salt as well as using fresh potatoes. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2011
This recipe was not for me. i don't think I like my food this sweet. It was a very different recipe but i just didn't work out for me sorry. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
Loved it! Very easy to make excellent use of leftovers from the holidays. We're expecting a baby this week and this recipe gave us plenty of food to freeze. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
A little on the sweet side and heavy on the BBQ sauce. But overall delicious and easy to prepare! Read More
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