Kosher Brunswick Stew Recipe

A Southern Classic for what to do with the "leavin’s." This recipe for kosher Brunswick Stew is my favorite planned-over recipe. I start it in the morning (a crock pot works best) and as the aroma fills the house you're preparing a filling homestyle dinner. Or, freeze it for dinner another night. Since it simmers for hours in a crock pot, it also makes great a great stand in for your Shabbat cholent!


4 cups cooked chicken or beef, shredded

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium bell pepper, chopped

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1/3 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon liquid hot sauce, optional

1 ( 14 ounce) can corn

cooked white rice (traditional, but you can use brown)

1. In a large pot or crockpot, combine meat, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, vinegar and sugar. Place over high heat, bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer. Cover and continue to cook over low heat for 2 to 5 hours. If cooking on stovetop, stir occassionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot and add water as needed. A crock pot is perfect because the stew remains hot, infusing the flavors, without simmering away the juices.

2. An hour before serving, whisk together the flour and water in a small bowl. Stir into the stew until blended. Add hot sauce and taste to see if more of the seasonings are needed. Cover and simmer for one hour.

3. Add corn, warm thoroughly and serve over rice with more hot sauce on the side if desired.

Makes: 8-10 servings~Can make ahead. Can freeze.
Active time: 15 minutes~Cooking time: 2-5 hours

Kosher Brunswick Stew needs cornbread (pareve, of course)!

Another classic southern recipe adapted for the Jewish cook in Cooking for The King is this Kosher Gumbo Recipe


Cooking for The King: The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips designed to bring majesty to the mundane.