Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daring Cooks' Challenge April 2010: Brunswick Stew

The 2010 April Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den. She chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make Brunswick Stew. Wolf chose recipes for her challenge from The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook by Matt Lee and Ted Lee, and from the Callaway, Virginia Ruritan Club.

For this Daring Cooks' challenge we were given a long recipe and a short recipe to follow, I chose the short recipe, with a few ingredients from the long recipe. I wanted a chunky stew; so I browned my meats prior to making the stew and I also changed a few ingredients to create a much spicier stew! I really enjoyed this challenge and it was simple but very interesting to make (once all the prep work was done). The stew was delicious and very spicy and my dinner guests were pretty pleased, especially since I happened to make it on Sunday afternoon, which was a blustery day here in Southern California.

 Adding my carrots and potatoes to the stew.

Almost done!

 Brunswick Stew

 Brunswick Stew Pot Pie

Chunky Brunswick Stew

  • 2 ½ lb (total) chicken and pork, diced and cooked (browned)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium diced potatoes
  • 1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 2 large chile gueros (sliced and roasted)
  • 1 cup canned red kidney beans
  • 1 cup canned white kidney beans
  • 1 small can chipotle peppers, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 strips crumbled cooked bacon
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
In large stock pot or Dutch oven, mix all ingredients, except for the white and red kidney beans, heat until bubbly and hot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until all vegetables are tender, then add white and red kidney beans. Serve hot.

Makes 10 servings.


Angelica said...

Wonderful Stew and very chunky indeed! The extra spice you added sound amazing, maybe that's what was lacking in mine. Great job on the challenge

Wic said...

I just adore the pot pie. amazing work on this months challenge. It looks delicious.

Amy Lucille said...

I love the idea of the pot pie, I am going to have to take the leftovers out of the freezer and give that a try. Beautiful Job!

shelley c. said...

I LOVE a nice chunky stew - yours looks so delicious! And I think I may try that pot pie with some of the leftovers when I pull them out of the freezer. Awesome job!!

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