Big Weather's Big Recipe: Easy Brunswick Stew

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Easy Brunswick Stew
To wrap up a tour of food from the South, Big Weather decided to include a recipe for Brunswick Stew.

As we wrap up our food from the south (for now), I had to include a recipe for Brunswick Stew.

I admit, I'd never had it before I moved here. My first taste was from the guys at the Masonic Lodge in Holly Springs. They sell it a couple of times of year cooked in a black kettle over wood and it's amazing! That being said, I've tried all kinds.

So when Kay Keeler sent me this, it almost looked TOO easy. But, I made it in the crock pot and after being out in the cold for the Raleigh St. Patrick's Day parade, and this was a wonderful warm meal with some cornbread on the side. Let's get to it!!!


1 onion chopped

1 celery rib chopped

1 green bell pepper chopped

4 cups frozen cubed hash browns (the kind with onions and peppers)

12 oz Lloyds BBQ (in refrigerator section)

1 cup chopped cooked chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken)

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes undrained

1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce

1 (15 1/4 oz) can corn with red and green peppers, drained

1 (15 1/4 oz) can Lima beans, drained

2 cups chicken broth

1/2 tsp salt or to taste

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


1. Combine all ingredients in a 5 quart crockpot.

2. Cook covered on HIGH for 6 1/2 hours.

That's it! It was delicious. Couple of notes. I should've chopped or shredded the chicken. The chunks were just too big. Also, I remember Barbara Gibbs telling me that when she makes hers, she gets her pork from Clyde Cooper's behind our station, so I will do that next time to kick it up another notch. Still, it was so easy and I bought all of the ingredients in one trip to the grocery store. And it really turned out yummy. Thank you Kay! Enjoy!

Also, if you have a great recipe that you want me to try, send me an email and I may feature it in this Big Recipe segment. Email Don.

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