Jim's Brunswick Stew

March 25, 2019

Jim's Brunswick Stew - Lip Smackin' Good


  • LSG Old Naked Joe Chicken Rub

  • LSG Famous Old South Rub

  • LSG A Hot Mess Hot Sauce

  • Whole Fryer Chicken

  • 3lb Boston Butt

  • 1lb Hamburger Meat

  • 32 oz. Bottle of Ketchup

  • 23 oz. can of Tomato Soup

  • 10-12 oz can Crushed Tomatoes

  • 2x 32oz boxes Chicken Broth

  • Stick Butter

  • 1/2 bag of Seasoning Blend

  • 15.25 oz can Lima Beans

  • (5-6) Medium sized Potatoes - Diced or Sliced

  • Onion - Sliced

  • 15oz can Sweet Corn

  • 15oz can Creamed Corn

  • Fresh Okra (Optional)

  • tsp Garlic

  • tsp Pepper

  • 2x tbsp LSG A Hot Mess Hot Sauce

  • tsp Onion Powder

  • tbsp Brown Sugar


The night before making the stew, prepare the meats as follows:
Boston Butt

  1. Rub generously with Famous Old South Rub and pack butt with brown sugar. Let butt sit in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

  2. Place butt in smoker, fat side up, at 225º for 6 hours. Preferably using pecan wood.

  3. Place butt in aluminum pan and cover with aluminum foil for remaining 6 hours.

  4. Once cool, shred forks


  1. Using a whole fryer, coat chicken with olive oil and generously sprinkle with Old Naked Joe Chicken Rub.

  2. Place chicken in smoker with Boston Butt for the last 3 1/2 hours at 225º.

  3. Remove smoked chicken, allow to cool and debone, shredding chicken with fork and placing in fridge overnight.


Prepare the fresh ingredients (this can be done early and kept in the refrigerator till time to use): Slice Onion, Dice Potatoes, Mince Garlic

  1. Brown Hamburger meat, seasoned with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large pot, pour 1 box of chicken broth, cut up onion and garlic, bring to simmer. 

  3. Add all the meat to the pot, cover with remaining box of chicken broth, and add butter. Bring back to a simmer.

  4. Add crushed tomatoes, ketchup, tomato soup and hot sauce. Stir thoroughly and bring back to a simmer.

  5. Slowly begin adding all other ingredients (saving corn for last) and stirring them in gently…

  6. Simmer on low for one hour, stirring occasionally.

    NOTES: For some extra flavor, on step two, you could add bone in ribs to the pot, and simmer for 30 minutes. Be sure to remove bones from the pot before continuing.

Enjoy y'all!