Brunswick Stew Tips
Is Brunswick stew from Brunswick, Georgia?
Where Brunswick stew originated from is still up for debate. Both Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia claim that they were the birthplace of this famous stew. North Carolina's name has been tossed around as an originator, too. We guess just like eggs Benedict and Cobb salad
, this rivalry will live on!
What is Brunswick stew made of?
Due to the birthplace debate, there is no official recipe for Brunswick stew. But, it typically boils down to a tomato-based stew filled with veggies and meat. "Georgia style" includes pork and is a bit spicer in comparison to "Virginia style" which typically includes chicken. In this variation, we use pork loins and steak for meat, onions and corn for veggies. If you're planning on making a beef version, just make sure you're using the right beef stew meat
What goes with Brunswick stew?
Brunswick stew pairs well with ribs, coleslaw, potato salad and baked beans for a truly Southern-style meal. Check out some of our other favorite Southern comfort foods
that would pair just as well, too!
How long is homemade Brunswick stew good for?
Brunswick stew is good for up to 5 days in the fridge. If you'd like to enjoy your stew for longer, you can freeze Brunswick stew for up to 2-3 months in an air-tight freezer container. Follow these freezer tips
to ensure your stew comes out as fresh as can be.
1 cup: 151 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.