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Simple Brunswick Stew

Simple Brunswick Stew

Simple Brunswick Stew: I had about one of the pork tenderloins from yesterdays post left over so I decided to whip up some brunswick stew to use it up. This is super easy to make, I added a can of chunk chicken breast to mine but you could just use the pork if you like. The flavors are so good together and it was a really good meal for a cold snowy day.

Our power went off a few hours ago and while I hope it stays on this time you just never know around here. We got around 8″ of snow yesterday and we have a ton on the way for tomorrow through Thursday so I am praying our power stays on. I fixed up a crock pot full of pintos this morning and stewed some cabbage like Nannie Polly used to do back in the day, put a pone of cornbread in the oven, fixed some rice and fried up a little spam for us to eat for supper with beans, rice and cornbread leftover for me to reheat in the grill should we loose power during the snow storm. I’ve tried really hard since we moved up on the mountain where my inlaws are to be prepared for when power goes out, but I never seem to be. I think “what would Granny Hollis do” they never had power for the longest time and she cooked everything using a wood stove. I don’t have a wood stove so I think in terms of my grill, my camp stove and whatever else I can use propane to cook with. Shoot, last year I had to finish up a pot of potato soup I had cooking in my fireplace using Nannie Polly cast iron dutch oven. I keep saying I need to get back to the basics of doing things, I think that will be my New Years resolution.

Ingredients of Simple Brunswick Stew

Simple Brunswick Stew

  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 3 C. chicken broth
  • 1/2 C. bbq sauce
  • 1 1/2 C. frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 C. frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 lb. shredded (cooked) pork tenderloin or pulled pork
  • 10 oz. can chunk chicken breast, drained (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 T. butter

Instructions

Throw everything but the butter in a pot and bring up to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 1 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the butter and stir until melted before serving.

 

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