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Barbecue Stew

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Rose Nguyen
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 30 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings


  • 1 (3-lb.) boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning
  • 1 (18-oz.) bottle smoky mesquite barbecue sauce
  • 1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 (32-oz.) container chicken broth
  • 2 (16-oz.) bags frozen vegetable soup mix
  • 2 (14.5-oz.) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes*
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (24-oz.) package frozen olive oil, rosemary, and garlic oven fries
  • 1 (22-oz.) package frozen sweet potato fries

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Rinse and pat roast dry. Rub barbecue seasoning over roast. Place in an aluminum foil-lined 13- x 9-inch pan. Pour barbecue sauce and 1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth over roast. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

  2. Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until fork tender. Remove roast from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Shred roast with 2 forks.

  3. Carefully pour drippings into a Dutch oven. Add shredded pork, 1 (32-oz.) container chicken broth, and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare oven fries and sweet potato fries according to package directions; serve with stew.

  5. *2 (5-oz.) cans diced tomatoes may be substituted.

  6. Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning; Alexia Olive Oil, Rosemary, & Garlic Oven Fries; and Alexia Sweet Potato Julienne Fries.

  7. To make ahead: Prepare recipe through Step Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 4 days. Reheat in a large Dutch oven while the oven preheats to cook fries.