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Fiesta-Twisted Brunswick Stew

 Fiesta-Twisted Brunswick Stew
Traditionally made with game meat, this updated Brunswick stew, using spicy sausage, is a modern mom’s best friend. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked chorizo or Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Shredded Asiago cheese

Directions

  • Crumble chorizo into a small skillet; cook over medium heat for 6-8
  • minutes or until fully cooked. Drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow
  • cooker. Add the potato, onion, green pepper, jalapenos, tomatoes,

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Fiesta-Twisted Brunswick Stew (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • marinara sauce, corn, Cajun seasoning, garlic, sugar, pepper and
  • salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and broth until smooth; stir into slow
  • cooker. Add the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or
  • until chicken and vegetables are tender, adding green beans and
  • cilantro during the last 2 hours of cooking.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, remove
  • meat from bones; discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and
  • return to slow cooker; heat through. Sprinkle servings with cheese.
  • Yield: 9 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 358 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,188 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.