What is Alabama Camp Stew?

Also known as Brunswick Stew, Alabama Camp Stew gets its name because it’s an easy meal to make over an open fire with mostly canned ingredients.

 What you need to make it

Pork Shoulder Dry Rub Beef Broth Salt Pepper Liquid Smoke Chicken Thighs Potatoes Lima Beans Crushed Tomatoes Tomato Paste Barbecue Sauce Worcestershire Sauce Hot Sauce

Make the dry rub.

Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder, a pinch of cayenne and cumin.

Prepare Pork Shoulder

Rinse the pork shoulder in cold water and pat dry. Cover it in dry rub all over.

Cook Pork Shoulder 

Place the pork into the Instant Pot and add the beef broth, salt, pepper, and liquid smoke. Put the lid on, set vent to sealing, and press manual cook for 60 minutes. Allow pressure to release for 10 minutes.

Make the stew

Add the diced onions, chicken, potatoes, lima beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Return lid, set valve to sealing and manual cook for 25 minutes.

Add final ingredients

Allow the pressure to again release naturally for 10 minutes Stir in the corn and hot sauce. Remove the pork shoulder and chicken. Shred the meats using two forks and stir back into the stew.