The best part about this scrumptious dish is right in the name of the recipe–it's exceptionally easy to make. Just combine all of the ingredients, set your slow cooker for 8 hours, and serve this classic stew with a hunk crusty bread. This cook-out favorite can be made a day or so in advance of serving--the flavors grow more richly intense with time. If you refrigerate before serving, you can return the stew to your slow cooker and reheat, uncovered, over low heat--giving it an occasional stir--until warmed through.
4 cups frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 1/3 cups chopped onion
2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed
1 1/4 cups chopped green bell pepper
1 cup frozen cut okra, thawed
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound pulled smoked pork, chopped
2 (8-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole-kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a 7-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 8 hours.
Flavor Tip: Experiment with different types of barbecue sauce. Each is unique and will lend a slightly different flavor to the stew. Watch out for high-sodium sauces, though. Some sauces are loaded with too much salt.