When talking about Brunswick Stew Recipe Southern Living, people will remember the long and complicated dispute between Georgia’s Brunswick and Virginia’s Brunswick Country regarding its Brunswick stew. Despite its origin, normally this dish is made from whatever ingredients available at the moment. Moreover, it is cooked over a large fire inside an iron cauldron for a group of people.

The difference between Georgia’s and Virginia’s Brunswick Stew Recipe Southern Living would be that in the former. The stew is fuller and thicker with pulled vegetables and meats inside. In the latter, the stew contains more fresh squirts of lemon juice and considered as more broth by some people. The existence of peas is also important in Georgia’s stew. However, in Virginia, the people there don’t really like to put peas in stew. Differences aside, here is the recipe of Virginia’s Chicken and Brisket Brunswick Stew as it offers a more diverse taste than Georgia’s.

Brunswick Stew Recipe


  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped large onions
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of soup-based jarred beef
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 can of 28-oz crushed tomatoes, the fire-roasted ones
  • 2 pounds of boned and skinned chicken breast
  • 1 package of 10-oz thawed frozen corn, the cream-styled one
  • 1 package of 12-oz the whole frozen kernel
  • 1 bottle of 12-oz chili sauce
  • 1 package of 9-oz frozen beans, the baby lima ones
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground pepper, coarsen
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, the fresh one
  • 1 pound of beef brisket, barbecued and chopped without sauce
  • Hot sauce (if needed)


Cooking Instructions:

  1. In hot oil, put garlic and onions in a 5-qt Dutch oven.
  2. Sauté over medium to high heat until tender or for approximately 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups of water and soup-based jarred beef to the Dutch oven.
  4. Stir it together with the next 9 ingredients, including the chicken, until it boils.
  5. Reduce the heat, put a lid to cover the Dutch oven, and stir occasionally in low heat for around 2 hours long.
  6. Once finished, open the lid and use 2 forks to shred the chicken into pieces, large-sized.
  7. Put lemon juice and brisket.
  8. Stir it together.
  9. Cook for another 10 minutes after putting on the lid to cover the Dutch oven.
  10. If needed, add hot sauce. Your Brunswick Stew Recipe Southern Living is ready to serve.

It takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes to make the stew. Add additional 25 minutes beforehand to prepare for the ingredients. But in a single take, it can serve a large group of people consist of 16 people, at most. It is ideal to make during the Sunday supper where everyone gathers together casually seeking easy conversations while waiting for the food to come. Surely the dinner party will not leave a sour taste in the mouth as no once can resist the deliciousness of Virginia’s Chicken and Brisket Brunswick Stew Recipe Southern Living.


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