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.
I guess that is why it is titled 'easy'. Brunswick Stew is so unique because it has rabbit, squirrel, venison in addition to chicken and pork. This is just stew but miles away from the real thing. There is no easy way to make Brunswick! Sorry.
I made this for a cold winter night and it was fantastic! I used rotisserie chicken and Jack Daniels pulled pork and it gave it an awesome kick! Could probably cut barbecue sauce in half because of the pork. To tame it a bit, we added macaroni pasta-think chili mac. Easily make this again.
I have been making this recipe for years and everyone raves about it, even people who don't eat okra! To save time and money buy pulled pork with added sauce in the refrigerated section at your local grocers.
I have made this twice. I did add a little apple cider vinegar to give it some tang. I think this is a great Brunswick Stew and will probably make it often during the winter months. With all the veggies and meat, all you need to round out this great meal is some cornbread!
My husband has made Brunswick Stwe with our local Legion Post and this is in no way a classic stew. I believe it is a good solid receipe and will taste good but you can't call it a Brumswick Stew thats why I give it one star..