Blue Tornado Tailgating Brunswick Stew Recipe

Tailgate Bites



Tony Gabbert Headshot“My family loves to host our Friday night tailgates at McCallie. Nothing pleases us more than to have a whole bunch of people show up, socialize, and have a great time. The key to a successful tailgate is having great food! While I spend a lot of time grilling at the events, this particular recipe receives a lot of praise and feeds a lot of people.” – Tony Gabbert, East Brainerd


Blue Tornado Tailgating Brunswick Stew

Blue Tornado Tailgating Brunswick Stew

Tony Gabbert
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Southern


  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 Large Pot


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ lbs. ground pork
  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
  • 1 ½ lbs. cooked chicken, chopped
  • 3 (14.5 oz.) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 3 (14.5 oz.) cans cream-style corn


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Sauté the onions and celery until soft.
  • Mix in the pork and beef. Cook until evenly browned. Do not drain the liquid.
  • Transfer the pork and beef mixture to a large pot over low heat.
  • Stir in the chopped chicken, tomatoes with liquid, ketchup, and barbecue sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, 1-2 hours until thick.
  • Stir the cream-style corn into the stew. Cook for an additional hour before serving.
Keyword Barbeque, Brunswick Stew, Ground Beef, Ground Pork, Ketchup, stew, Tailgating
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