Monday, September 18, 2006

Brunswick Stew

This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens.  They have a lot of good recipes for slow cookers and tons of great recipes in general. 

Brunswick Stew
Dating back to the 1800s, the recipe for this satisfying one-dish meal was originally made with squirrel meat. This up-to-date version uses chicken and ham instead.


3 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
2 pounds meaty chicken pieces, skinned
1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham (8 ounces)
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 14 ounce can chicken broth
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
1 10-ounce package frozen sliced okra (2 cups)
1 cup frozen baby lima beans
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn  


In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart crockery cooker place onion. Top with chicken and ham. In a small bowl combine undrained tomatoes, broth, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, pepper, and hot pepper sauce; pour over chicken and ham.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

If desired, remove chicken; cool slightly. (Keep lid on the crockery cooker.) Remove meat from chicken bones; cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return chicken to crockery cooker; discard bones.

Add okra, lima beans, and corn to crockery cooker. If using low-heat setting turn to high-heat setting. Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings.

I can remember sitting at the dinner table and asking what it was that we were eating and my father saying squirrel.  Back then you didn't talk back and you had to eat everything on your plate.  I think I sat there and cried.  I just did not want to eat this little animal. 

So yeah, when I fix this stew I can guarantee you that I will be using the chicken and ham.  No squirrel will be served at my table.   Ewwww!  With my luck I would go to the store to buy it and would find a fluffy tail in the package when I got home.  They would be able to hear me screaming all the way down in Maumee.  LOL

Have a great week!


thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I will have to go check out their recipes...thanks for the info...I am always trying to figure out what is for dinner...hope you have a wonderful Monday as well as rest of the week...Hugs,TerryANn

mikev009 said...

Sounds good.  Jeez how many squirrels would you need to catch to make stew and then again who would want to.  Sorry you had to.  ~ Mike

xxroxymamaxx said...

The stew sounds great!  and my brothers used to hunt those little flying squirrels and it would make me so mad.  I would never eat those or the frogs legs. eww. Thanks for sharing the recipe!  Big hugs and GBU, Shelly

amyrangei said...

Haha, was he serious about the squirrel???  That's so funny...


jillyjae said...

I love stews and soups and this recipie sounds great, but I will have to wait til it cools off to make a big cooker full.. It is tooo hot here to eat soup now.  I am always looking for good slpw cooker recipies. Thanks!