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Brunswick Stew

Get your warm-belly warmed up, this Southern style stew will wrap you in layers of flavor. No need to stew over the list of ingredients, it's well worth it to make a big pot and have extra portions for lunch or dinner.

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time2 hrs
  • Serves4
  • Recommended HardwoodHickory


Butter8 Tbsp.
Onion, diced1 large
Red or Green Bell Pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced1
Celery, diced2 stalks
Garlic, minced3-4 cloves
Smoked Paprika1 tsp
Cayenne Pepper1/2 tsp.
Worcestershire sauce2 Tbsp.
Diced Tomatoes3 15-oz. cans
Traeger Regular Barbecue Sauce1 cup
Smoked Pulled Chicken and/or Pork, cooked at a previous grill session2 lbs.
Smoked Beef Brisket, chopped, cooked at a previous grill session1/2 lb.
Chicken Broth6 cups
Frozen Lima Beans or Peas, thawed1 10-oz. package
Frozen Corn, thawed1 10-oz. package
Okra, sliced1 cup
Salt and Black Pepper, freshly groundto taste
Apple Cider Vinegar1-2 Tbsp.
Hot saucefor serving


Melt the butter in a large cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat. Saut the onion, bell pepper, and celery until soft and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.

Add the garlic and saut for 2 minutes. Add the paprika, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, and barbecue sauce and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the meats. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.

In the meantime, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 300F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Put a lid on the Dutch oven and carefully transfer it to the grill grate. Cook for 1-1/2 hours, adding more broth as necessary. The stew shouldn't be too soupy.

Add the lima beans, corn, and okra, if using, and continue to cook, lid off, for about 30 minutes more, or until the vegetables are tender. Add salt and black pepper to taste - the amount will depend on how salty your smoked meats are - and more cayenne pepper if you like more heat.

Add vinegar to brighten the flavors. Serve hot in bowls with hot sauce on the side.

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Cook time2 hrs
  • Serves4
  • Recommended HardwoodHickory

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