Fiesta-Twisted Brunswick Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes9 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
- 1/2 pound uncooked chorizo or bulk spicy pork 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
- 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, 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-sized pieces and return to slow cooker; heat through. Sprinkle servings with cheese.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups (calculated without cheese): 358 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1188mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein.
Nov 23, 2019
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.
Oct 22, 2018
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.
Oct 21, 2011
This was super-easy to make and really good!