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5 from 18 votes

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew is a thick stew made with either beef, pork or chicken with added veggies you have on hand all sweetened just slightly with BBQ sauce!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunswick stew
Servings: 10
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 18 oz bottle barbecue sauce
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 15 oz cans corn drained well
  • 1 15 oz can northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans undrained
  • 5 cups beef broth or stock


  • In a large pot, brown and crumble ground beef along with diced onions over medium heat.
  • While the meat is browning, peel and cube the potatoes.
  • Drain and rinse the northern beans.
  • Also, drain cans of corn.
  • When the ground beef is cooked, drain excess grease.
  • Put ground beef back into large pot and start adding all the other ingredients.
  • Add in can of crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, drained northern beans and corn.
  • Now add 5 cups of beef broth along with diced potatoes and bottle of barbecue sauce.
  • Give it all a good stir.
  • Now, all you really need to do is get it all warmed up and make sure the potatoes are cooked.
  • Cover pot and simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes (until your potatoes are fork tender).
  • Or, you can put all of it in the crock pot to finish cooking and keep warm until you are ready to eat (about 4 hours on the low setting).


Serve with crackers. If you want to use chicken or other white meat with this, just substitute the beef broth with chicken broth.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 4.1mg