Fiesta-Twisted Brunswick Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes9 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
My grandfather used to make Brunswick stew, and the only game he ever put in it was rabbit. I make it using beef chuck roast, Boston butt, smoked if I can get it, and a whole chicken, all simmered together in a large stockpot. It makes a dynamite stew. I don't use vegetables beyond corn and tomatoes and grated onion. I don't use a lot of heat. Just enough to give it a mild kick but not enough to overpower it. Brunswick stew does not have a really robust flavor profile, so it is easy to overwhelm if you're not careful with your flavorings. Unfortunately, I lost the recipe I had spent years developing when it fell off the refrigerator door unnoticed. I'm working on it now. Thank you for an interesting recipe. Don't be offended if I stick to mine.
I made this as written except for using a whole pound of chorizo. It was very tasty but not what I expected. I was expecting a "fiesta" but the marinara sauce flavor was quite prominant so it had more of an Italian flavor. My husband thought it tasted like chicken cacciatori. I will try using an additional can of cruched tomatoes instead of the marinara next time. Overall very nice comfort food, good spice level, and easy to prepare.
This was super-easy to make and really good!