Easy Brunswick Stew Recipe

Want a super simple yet flavorful pot of Brunswick Stew simmering away on your stovetop? This easy Brunswick Stew recipe is the “dump and stir” of stew recipes, especially if you get a little help from your local BBQ place by ordering some take-out pulled pork and pulled chicken.

Of course, you could always try my Instant Pot Pulled Pork which is also a quick and easy way to make this part of the recipe. (and makes amazing melt-in-your-mouth sandwiches!)

When cooler temperatures settle in, this is the perfect one pot meal to warm your family up. And with a few dashes of our Holtkamp Heat Wave Hot Sauce, you can dial up the spice as much as you’d like!


4 tbsp unsalted butter

1 large sweet onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes (with juice)

4 cups chicken stock

1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp light brown sugar

2-3 dashes Holtkamp Heat Wave Hot Sauce (or more!)

1 1/2 lb smoked pulled pork

1/2 lb roasted or smoked pulled chicken

8 oz frozen corn kernels

8 oz frozen baby lime beans

kosher salt and fresh ground pepper


Melt butter in dutch oven or large pot over medium heat until foamy. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and saute until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for another minute.

Stir in the tomatoes, chicken stock, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce, pork, chicken, lima beans, corn and a big pinch of salt and pepper.

Bring the mix to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 1.5 hours over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thick and stewy. Taste for seasoning, if needed, before serving.

Ladle this delicious Brunswick Stew into a bowl and serve with saltine crackers or cornbread, plus more hot sauce for those who want an extra kick!

PS. Want a free bottle of our Holtkamp Heat Wave Hot Sauce? We keep a case on every truck, so when you get your heating tune-up this fall (hint, hint!) be sure to ask your technician for a free bottle. Contact us for a tune-up today to keep your comfort up and your energy bills down all winter long.

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