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How to Make Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a favorite among southerners because it can be made with any kind of meat. It’s a very popular dish that can be served at barbecues. It’s also very nutritious because it makes use of different kinds of vegetables.


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken parts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound fresh lima beans
  • 1/2 cup okra
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Use a heavy stockpot or a Dutch oven to cook this dish. Sauté copped onions in bacon grease.
  2. Add the chicken parts that were already seasoned with salt and pepper.
  3. Make sure that you brown the chicken parts evenly on all sides. Then pour out the excess fat from the pan
  4. Add the water, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and a splash of sherry to the chicken
  5. Slowly cook the dish over low heat for about half an hour
  6. If you’re satisfied with the consistency of the stew, add your vegetables to the pot
  7. Allow to simmer for about an hour. Make sure that you keep it cooking over low heat
  8. Before you decide to take the pan off the heat, add the butter and allow to melt
  9. You can then serve this dish hot

Serves 4 – 6.

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