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Smoke Eater's Brunswick Stew

This Sweet BBQ Stew has a smokey burbon flavor that isn't too heavy to enjoy in the summer time & it is delicious!


-1 diced yellow onion

-1 diced red bell pepper

-1 jalapeno deseeded & chopped

-1/4 cup Olive Oil

-1 tbsp Ghee


-1lb sausage meat

-1/2 chopped chicken (white & dark meat) from a roasted or rotesserie chicken (no skin)

-1/2 lb of pulled pork (Use your favorite recipe)

-1/4 cup Jack Daniels Honey Bourbon

-1/4 cup Jack Daniels Bourbon

-1/2 cup of smoked paprika

-3 cans of Tomato Sauce

-3 cans of Tomato Puree

-2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce

-1/2 cup of brown sugar

-1 can of white beans

-1 bag of frozen white corn


1- In the bottom of a sauce pot saute the onion, red pepper & jalapeno in the ghee & olive oil sprinkled w S&P to taste.

2- Once the onions & peppers are soft add in the sausage meat & cook over medium heat until most of the juices have evaporated.

3- Once the juices have evaporated add in the bourbon & mix in well simmering for about 5 minutes.

4- Next mix in the smoked paprika & the brown sugar, stirring well until both desolved.

5- Next, stir in the chicken & the BBQ sauce & bring to a low simmer.

6- Add in the Tomato Sauce & the Puree & allow to bubble over med heat for 10 minutes continuously stirring to avoid sticking or burning.

7- Lower the heat & add in the corn, the beans & the pulled pork & then cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours being sure to stir every 10 minutes.

8- Serve alone or over white rice with corn bread, sprinkled w cheddar cheese & a dollup of sour cream.

Pair with a glass of Smoke Eater "First Due Red" Pinotage imported from the Western Cape of South Africa & ENJOY!

Note: I make a pretty good pulled pork, however, pulled pork is not an easy dish to make.

It takes all day & needs alot of time & patience to do it right.

That is why for this recipe, due to time constraints, I used an already prepared North Carolina Pulled Pork from the best BBQ spot on Long Island; Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead NY.

This place is fantastic! My wife & I frequently go there for lunch or dinner & they have catered family parties for us as well.

All of their food is authentic BBQ, Smoked & prepared on site.

It's where we got their perfect corn bread for this dish as well.

Visit their website at:

And if you're ever in Riverhead New York, be sure to stop in & tell them the Smoke Eaters sent you!

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