Brunswick Stew

Preparation info
  • Yields

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About

Most folks will agree that Brunswick stew took its name from Brunswick County, Virginia, but that’s about all they’ll agree on concerning this southern favorite. Despite the apocryphal tales of its invention on a certain date by a certain cook on a wilderness hunt, this stew is clearly in the tradition of the native cooking. All the oldest and most traditional sources agree that game—usually squirrel—simmered over an open fire with corn is the essence of Brunswick stew, reminiscent of vario