|(photo by: Romulo Yanes)|
Hard to say – but one thing is clear to me – this is good stuff!
Brunswick stew was reported to be traditionally cooked in a huge pot over open flames. I do not have that option, so I use a heavy stockpot.
Obviously cutting the recipe down IS an option. This makes a lot of stew – and as far as I can remember – it does freeze and reheat fine. Just be careful not to burn it when reheating. I prefer to reheat on the stove, not in a microwave.
Options: This stew can be made with just chicken (1.5-2lbs) but the smoked pulled pork really adds to the flavor. Unfortunately, if you do not have your own smoker – it does also add to the cost of the stew. ~ Cookie Galore of Cooks Insanity
Brunswick Stew Recipe
by Cookie Galore, Cooks Insanity
In a sauce pan, over low heat, melt ¼ cup of butter.
1 ¾ cups ketchup
¼ cup yellow mustard
¼ cup white vinegar
Blend until smooth.
½ Tbs. chopped garlic
1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
½ tsp. crushed red pepper
½ oz. liquid smoke
1 oz. Worcestershire sauce
½ oz. Tabasco sauce
½ Tbs. fresh lemon juice
¼ cup dark brown sugar
Stir constantly, increase heat to simmer (DO NOT BOIL) for about 10 minutes.
Makes about 3 ½ cups of sauce.
In a 2 gallon (or so) pot, over low heat, melt another ¼ lbs. of butter.
3 cups diced potatoes
1 cup diced onion
Two 14 ½ oz. cans of chicken broth
1 lbs. of baked chicken (white and dark)
8 – 10 oz. smoked pulled pork
Cautiously bring to a rolling boil, stirring until potatoes are near done, then add:
One each 8 ½ oz. can of early peas*
Two each 14 ½ oz. cans stewed tomatoes - (chop tomatoes, add liquid to the stew pot)
The earlier "prepared" sauce
One each 16 oz. can of baby lima beans*
¼ cup liquid smoke
One each 14 oz. can creamed corn (seriously, I do not like creamed corn, but if you substitute regular corn – it is not nearly as good!)
Slow simmer for 2 hours.
Makes about 1.5 gallons.
*You can either use the liquid in the canned beans or not. Using it gives the option to cook down/reduce the stew if wanted. This is a thick stew.