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Brunswick stew in a large Dutch oven.
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Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew is the stew you never knew you needed in your life. It's a BBQ comfort meal that comes together quickly with minimal effort. It's hearty, it's delicious, and it's a perfect way to use up leftover BBQ.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue, Comfort Food
Keyword: Brunswick Stew
Servings: 8 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 pound grilled chicken thighs diced
  • ½ pound smoked pulled pork
  • ½ pound smoked brisket chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup Everything BBQ sauce or your favorite ketchup-based BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Saute vegetables. In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions, bell pepper, and celery until soft (about 10 minutes). Stir in the garlic and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add remaining vegetables. Slowly stir in the chicken thighs, brisket, and pulled pork. Pour in the chicken stock, canned tomatoes, corn, ketchup, Everything BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Simmer. Bring the stew to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Place a lid on the pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency.
  • Enjoy. Remove the stew from the stove and allow it to cool slightly. Serve warm with crusty bread.



Calories: 310.57kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.65g | Protein: 20.23g | Fat: 15.76g | Saturated Fat: 4.23g | Cholesterol: 85.33mg | Sodium: 436.84mg | Potassium: 425.67mg | Fiber: 1.73g | Sugar: 11.55g | Vitamin A: 637.42IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 34.55mg | Iron: 1.64mg