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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Brunswick Stew

Recently, I ran across a recipe given to me by a grand cook , utterly delightful person, and personification of a southern lady [ with a rite good bit of mischief thrown in].

I love Brunswick Stew but haven’t made it in a good while.  As my mama used to say, I like my own cooking. Since I taught my kids myself, I like their cooking too, although, they have far surpassed me. Anyway, I’ll give you the recipe then suggest changes.


Lightly brown :
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped

In large pot OR slow cooker:
Add above plus:
28 oz can of diced tomatoes Or crushed
1 can creamed corn
Small can tomato sauce- Not tomato paste
2 boneless pork chops
2 bread slices, torn into pieces
Salt and pepper to taste, Wooster sauce, garlic powder , Tabasco, etc. - some folks add bbq sauce

Cook very slow about 3 hours ----- or all day on low in crock pot  or 3-4 hours on high. Stir and check seasonings. I prefer this to be fairly thick but you can always add, a little at a time, water or broth, or v-8, or tomato juice.

When pork is very tender, remove, shred, and return to pot.
This keeps well for a day or two and can be frozen in small batches
to have for lunches. Serve in bowls as you would soup.
Be careful if reheating because it will burn quickly. This is one time when a microwave is really helpful. I used to use a double boiler but don’t hear much about them anymore.

Some folks add: boneless chicken breasts, baby lima beans, more corn, diced white potatoes, kitchen sink etc.---
Corn muffins go well with this, but Fritos  will do just fine too.

Think this kind of originated when people cooked squirrels, possums, coons, skunks  etc , Glad I didn’t live back then !

Just a note from the same friend:
She told me about asking her helper to make deviled eggs to carry to a family picnic. She was surprised to have to explain how to make the eggs. But she did, and ended by saying , just pin the halves together with a toothpick so they’ll be easy to carry.At the picnic, people started  removing the picks and laughing.The eggs were carefully fitted back together but with no filling. Turns out the helper did not know what to do with all the yolk filling so gave it to friend’s five yr. old son to eat.No, the child did not want lunch, that day.

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