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
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-size 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.
Originally published as A Fiesta Twist on Brunswick Stew in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011
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