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Aug 1, 2010 11:45 AM

Calling all Southerners

I would love a great recipe for Brunswick Stew. Yes, I know - authentic used to mean, racoon, possum, etc! LOL! I'm looking for one with chicken and pork like my Mom used to make. Alas, the recipe is not to be found. Help, please? and thank you!


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    1. I know Dad does his in the backyard, 36 quart cast iron cauldron, over hardwood fire. He uses chicken backs, stew beef or pork shoulder, onions, okra, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and God love him, v8. Leaves it for hours and seasons with salt, pepper, and Tabasco (Chipotle style). Not sure if that's the one you want, also doubt that you want it in the Massive-take-it-to-the-neighborhood model, but that's what I grew up with.

      1. My copy is packed away and I can't find a link but I've made a version of BS from White Trash Cooking if you have a copy or can find it at your library.

        1. I have two or three that I'll find and post here. One uses smoked pork and is really good.

          7 Replies
          1. re: bayoucook

            what is the difference between brunswick stew and burgoo? I've always wondered.

            1. re: momskitchen

              I know they're different - i think burgoo has different spices and flavors - will look it up.

                1. re: bayoucook


                  they are rather similiar, with different meats and a veggie or two - interesting

              1. re: bayoucook

                I looked at recipes for both and they seem very similar. I think the biggest difference is if you make the stew in Kentucky it's always Burgoo and if made elsewhere it's Brunswick.

                1. re: John E.

                  Maybe so. I've never had a Brunswick with beef in it, but they use every other kind of meat, so why not!?

                  1. re: bayoucook

                    My mother always made it with leftover pork roast.