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Table Set with Two Bowls of Vegan Brunswick Stew, Spoons, Water Glass, and Corn Muffins
Vegan Brunswick Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This smoky, comforting, vegan Brunswick stew is made with a mix of hearty tempeh and jackfruit in a barbecue infused tomato sauce. Bursting with flavor and guaranteed to satisfy your barbecue cravings!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 (20 ounce or 565 gram) can young green jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (8 ounce or 227 gram) package tempeh, crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can diced tomatoes
  • ¾ cup vegan barbecue sauce (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups fresh okra, cut into 1-inch pieces, tails and caps removed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans, thawed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Hot sauce, ot taste (I used Crystal)
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. Give the oil a minute to heat up, then add the onion. Sweat the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until it begins to soften up.

  3. Add the jackfruit and tempeh to the pot. Use a spoon to break up pieces of jackfruit and tempeh as it cooks. You can also use a fork to pull apart chunks of jackfruit. Cook the jackfruit and tempeh for about 5 minutes, until the tempeh begins to brown.

  4. Add the garlic and cook it for about a minute, until very fragrant.

  5. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, and okra.

  6. Bring the liquid to a boil, lower the heat, and allow the stew to simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and the okra becomes tender, about 30 minutes.

  7. Stir in the corn and lima beans. Continue simmering the stew for a minute, just to heat the veggies.

  8. Remove the pot from heat and season the stew with salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste.

  9. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Brunswick Stew
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.1g16%
Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Sodium 700mg29%
Potassium 750mg21%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 7.4g30%
Sugar 13.6g15%
Protein 13.2g26%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.