Brenda Gantt

When it comes to hearty, soul-warming comfort food, Brunswick Stew stands tall as a beloved classic. This stew has a rich history, with variations found throughout the Southern United States. It’s a comforting blend of vegetables and seitan, a meat substitute, simmered to perfection. To give it an extra kick of flavor and a touch of Southern flair, consider adding a dollop of barbecue sauce to your bowl. This recipe serves four, making it perfect for a cozy family dinner or a delightful meal with friends.


  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup okra, sliced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups seitan, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



  1. In a 4-quart slow cooker, combine all the ingredients listed above. This includes the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sliced okra, corn, frozen lima beans, diced seitan, dried rosemary, dried oregano, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper. These ingredients will come together to create a savory and flavorful stew.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and set it to cook on low heat. Allow the stew to simmer and meld its flavors over the course of 5 to 6 hours. Slow cooking is key to achieving the perfect melding of flavors and a stew that’s bursting with taste.
  3. After the cooking time has elapsed, your Brunswick Stew will be ready to serve. Ladle it into bowls, and consider adding a drizzle of your favorite barbecue sauce for an extra layer of flavor and a touch of Southern zing.



Serve your delicious Brunswick Stew as a main course for lunch or dinner. It pairs wonderfully with some freshly baked cornbread, biscuits, or a simple green salad for a well-rounded meal. Enjoy the warmth and heartiness of this classic Southern dish with loved ones.

Feel free to customize this stew by adding your favorite vegetables or adjusting the seasonings to suit your taste. It’s a versatile dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your home.

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