Brunswick Stew

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It's tradition in the Nord household to cook Brunswick Stew following Thanksgiving. We use as many Thanksgiving leftovers as possible to make up this southern soup. The stew is absolutely delicious and flavorful in many ways. There is a little bit' of sweetness, spiciness, saltiness and smokiness. There are quite a few ingredients, but the meat, potatoes and corn come from leftovers, and most of the remaining ingredients are common kitchen spices. This recipe is also great to make following other holiday meal gatherings. The day after Christmas would be an excellent time to make Brunswick, assuming you may have some ham leftovers. You can freeze it, store it, and even ship it. Zach's Dad packed us up a frozen wrapped container to travel with us back to Miami after our Jersey Thanksgiving. No spills or leaks in the suitcase! It tasted just as wonderful, miles away from where it was originally crafted and cooked. There are many versions of the recipe out there online. Our stew recipe comes from Uncle Malcolm. Hope you enjoy! xo RCN

Brunswick Stew

In large pot, combine the following over low heat:

1/2 Cup Butter

3 Cups Chicken or Turkey

3 Cups Diced Potatoes

2 Cups Pork or Ham

1 Cup Diced Onion

2 Cans Swanson Chicken Broth

2 Cups Stewed Diced Tomatoes

1 Can of Corn (can be frozen)

1 Can of Peas (can be frozen)

1/4 Cup of Liquid Smoke

In a large sauce pan combine the following over medium heat:

1/4 Cup Butter

1 3/4 Cups Heinz Ketchup

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Yellow Mustard

1/4 Cup White Vinegar

2 Tbls Worcestershire

1-2 Tbls Tabasco

1 Tbsl of Liquid Smoke

1 1/2 tsp of Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp of Crushed Red Pepper

1 1/2 tsp of Minced Garlic

1 tsp of Black Pepper

Once the sauce is hot, pour into the large pot and simmer until potatoes are tender. Recipe makes enough for a large family, second helpings included.