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BBQ Brunswick Stew

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Pulled Pork and Chicken
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot sauce
1 (4-pound) bone-in pork shoulder
2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces or 1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless meat
Dash liquid smoke
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Brunswick Stew
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 onion, diced
2 cups chicken broth, plus more, as needed
1 large potato, diced
1 (32-ounce) jar Dreamland Barbecue Sauce
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14-ounce) can yellow corn
1 1/4 pounds pulled pork (above; see note)
1 1/4 pounds cooked and pulled chicken (above; see note)
Texas toast, for serving


To make the pulled pork and chicken: In a large, non-reactive bowl, combine the vinegar, onion, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Add the pork; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 to 10 hours, turning occasionally.

Transfer the entire contents of the bowl to a large slow cooker. Add the chicken and liquid smoke, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low until the meat is very tender, 8 to 9 hours.

Remove the meat from the slow cooker and discard the cooking liquid. Let sit until cool enough to touch and then shred the meat with two forks. Discard all bones and skin.

To make the Brunswick stew: In a stock pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and potato, bring to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes.

Stir in the barbecue sauce, tomatoes, corn and the shredded pork and chicken. Return to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring about every 15 minutes to prevent sticking, until all of the flavors have melded, about 2 hours. Add additional chicken stock, as needed, to thin the stew.

Serve hot with Texas toast.


Per serving: 421 calories (percent of calories from fat, 48), 38 grams protein, 17 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 22 grams fat (8 grams saturated), 99 milligrams cholesterol, 757 milligrams sodium.

Per serving (meats only): 313 calories (percent of calories from fat, 53), 35 grams protein, 1 gram carbohydrates, trace fiber, 18 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 91 milligrams cholesterol, 99 milligrams sodium.


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