Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
6 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 14 cups


Okra, barbecued pork, lima beans, and chopped chicken make this stew a hearty, filling option for the slow-cooker.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cook, covered, at HIGH 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Step 2

NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Ore-Ida Southern Style Potatoes adn Texas BBQ Southern Style Pulled Pork Barbeque with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

Titalockhart's Review

January 24, 2014
Everyone loves this stew, even okra haters! To save time buy pulled pork with sauce in the refrigerated section at your local grocers.

seaside725's Review

June 07, 2013
This was so easy to make. I didn't make it in the slow cooker, instead I put it in the oven on 325 for 2 hours. I also used O'Brien potatoes which eliminated the need for the onions and green peppers. We are not a fan of okra, so I used green beans instead. This will be a perm staple for winter meals. Yummy!!

melonsmoresize's Review

January 07, 2012
I love this recipe- such a great thing to come home to on a cold day. I make a slow cooker BBQ and root beer pulled pork (I've used both pork shoulder and tenderloin, and we can't tell a difference except that the loin is leaner) the day before and shred the meat. Then I can add remaining ingredients to a slow cooker, pop in the fridge, and take out the morning after to heat slowly throughout the day. I've found by using the BBQd pork, I have yet to meet a man, soup-haters included, who didn't devour this recipe. Makes a lot and reheats well. I recommend for wives with picky-eating husbands and kids who have a hard time with vegetables. Bon appetit!

Michael Craig's Review

November 13, 2009
This has become our cool or cold weather staple. Have used this recipe for many years and always pleased with it. Make fresh baked cornbread in a black iron skillet to go with it and the meal is complete.

PassionCooking's Review

February 08, 2011
This was very good! I added extra spices and some garlic to the stew, but other than that followed the recipe exactly.

BeckyWilson's Review

November 11, 2009
This was definitely not my favorite brunswick stew recipe. It lacked some flavor. It also over-flowed in my slow cooker since it was so full and was cooked on high. Not terrible if you add some chipotle tobasco to each bowl though.

melissaphilley's Review

January 04, 2012

bethwheeler's Review

February 07, 2014
Love this recipe. Great taste and lots easier than my classic recipe.

LPintheCITY's Review

December 20, 2012

TriciaS's Review

October 28, 2011
We thought this was easy, delicious & tasty. Did make couple of changes. Added more barbeque pork (1 - 2 cups) also left out tomato sauce and added extra can diced fire-roasted tomates and used frozen vegetables (no canned) and 1/4 t red pepper instead of black. Let cook in slow cooker 5 hrs. on low. Wonderful!!