last night's dinner -- Brunswick stew
By Kelli M
San Jose, California
May 27, 2017 1:45pm CST
I had lots of bits and pieces in the fridge that I needed to use up, but had no idea what to do with it. The weather had turned cool, so I could do a casserole or soup of some sort, but how to use up leftover shredded chicken and the 2 pork chops to make a meal (without having anything Mexican flavored, which people were starting to complain I served too often)? I fell back on a traditional Southern BBQ house dish -- Brunswick stew. It often contains more than one kind of meat (a way for BBQ houses to use up *their* leftovers) and is tomato based, sometimes containing BBQ sauce, and a variety of vegetables (using up their leftover side dishes too), and is very thick. I shredded the leftover pork chops, threw them in the crockpot with some creamed corn, the leftover shredded chicken, what I had left in a bottle of BBQ sauce (put some water inside and shook it up in order to get out most of what was stuck inside), some ketchup, chicken stock, a can of pork & beans, and a bag of frozen mixed stew vegetables. 5 hours later -- an awesome dinner! It goes great with cornbread, but we just had crackers.
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