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claree Aug 1, 2010 11:45 AM

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. Hank Hanover RE: claree Aug 1, 2010 12:17 PM

    Here are links to several brunswick stew recipes. They are all highly rated.









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    1. re: Hank Hanover
      claree RE: Hank Hanover Aug 8, 2010 03:17 PM

      Thank you !!!

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      Nocturnalbill RE: claree Aug 1, 2010 01:08 PM

      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. c oliver RE: claree Aug 8, 2010 04:16 PM

        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. bayoucook RE: claree Aug 9, 2010 05:42 AM

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

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            momskitchen RE: bayoucook Aug 9, 2010 07:18 AM

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

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              bayoucook RE: momskitchen Aug 9, 2010 07:52 AM

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

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                bayoucook RE: momskitchen Aug 9, 2010 07:53 AM

                here's a version of burgoo -


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                  bayoucook RE: bayoucook Aug 9, 2010 07:55 AM


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

              2. re: bayoucook
                John E. RE: bayoucook Aug 9, 2010 08:43 AM

                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.
                  bayoucook RE: John E. Aug 9, 2010 10:38 AM

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

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                    c oliver RE: bayoucook Aug 9, 2010 10:39 AM

                    My mother always made it with leftover pork roast.

              3. bayoucook RE: claree Aug 9, 2010 07:59 AM

                here's a link to one of my three


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