I've always loved Stew and Rice. I'm not sure when I had my first taste of Brunswick stew from that famous yellow can but it's engraved into my childhood memory. My mom always served Brunswick Stew over white rice when we were growing up and now that's the only way I'll eat it. Stew without rice just isn't right.
Around here Brunswick stew is pretty popular. It's a huge deal around this time of year as churches and local fire departments start making gallons of it and filling those familiar white styrofoam cups for fundraising. I totally support them and so far this Fall I've already bought four quarts of stew but that won't keep me from making it at home. One can never have to much stew in the freezer :)
Finding the perfect Brunswick Stew recipe turned out to be a little harder than I thought it would be. I thought that since it was extremely popular in the south that it would be easy to find a recipe for it, well it was easy to find a recipe, technically it was easy to find about 50 recipes for it. Each one a little different than the last. I couldn't decide on which one to make, each one of them claimed to be the best. So I kinda of just combined them all.
Every year BigBear helps make the stew for the local Fire Department that he's a member of. He gave me a basic idea of what all goes into the stew they make, but wouldn't tell me exactly how to make it. He claims that he doesn't remember exactly how to make it, but he's up there like all night every time they make it....so I think he's lying... but whatever. Just trying to keep the stew secret safe I guess haha. Doesn't really matter though, because this stew came out perfect. Well, it came out perfect for me and how I like my stew. I suppose all soups and stews need to be adjusted here and there for everyone's taste-buds.
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