Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

This slow cooker Brunswick stew is a crowd pleasing dish that simmers all day in the slow cooker and goes perfectly with a buttered slice of cornbread.

slow cooker Brunswick stew

Friends, this slow cooker Brunswick stew recipe is hands down one of my all time faves. It tastes as good as any you’ll find at a roadside BBQ joint.  This stew is nothing short of famous in my family, and most of my friends make this often as well.

Here are a few shortcuts to make this easier and yummier:

Meats: This recipe calls for chicken and pork. I sometimes make my own chicken and buy the pork at my fave barbecue spot. When really pressed for time, I get the chicken from the barbecue place also. We recently catered barbecue for our small group and had enough chicken and pork (and red barbecue sauce) left to make this stew!

Potatoes: Simply Potatoes diced potatoes, located in most refrigerated dairy cases, are SO good in this soup. They need to be mostly cooked before adding to the stew, or they will be ROCK HARD. The slow cooker does NOT cook these potatoes if added straight from the bag. I have ruined a whole pot of stew by not cooking these beforehand, so trust me on this! Easy cook method: I put the entire package, along with 1 cup of diced frozen onions, in a Ziploc Steam & Go bag. I microwave these for 5 minutes and allow to sit for 2 minutes before opening and adding to the stew. I season the potatoes with salt & pepper and dot them with the butter before throwing into the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Size: This makes a ton of stew, and it fills my 6-quart slow cooker to the rim. You can reduce the amount or divide the soup between two slow cookers.

This stew tastes so good……you won’t believe it. It is perfect to take on a trip to the beach or mountains, and leftovers are fantastic.

I serve this Brunswick stew with crunchy slaw, Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Cornbread, and chocolate chess pie. Family and friends can’t get enough of this! I hope you’ll try this favorite recipe of mine; if so, please let me hear how you like it! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!


Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

This stew cooks all day in the slow cooker and tastes even better the next day.

15 min

7 hr

7 hr, 15

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  • 2 cups (3/4 pound) cooked, chopped chicken
  • 2 cups (3/4 pound) cooked bbq pork
  • 1 bag Simply Potatoes diced potatoes (I get the ones with diced onion)
  • 1 cup diced onion (frozen is fine)
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can baby lima beans, drained
  • 2 cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 TB butter, diced into small pieces
  • 1 carton Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 bottle barbecue sauce (or 1 cup from barbecue place)
  • 1 TB Liquid Smoke
  • 1 TB Worcestershire
  • Tobasco (to taste)
  • 2 TB Frank's Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Steam potatoes and 1 cup chopped onion in microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Season potatoes with salt & pepper; add to slow cooker, throwing diced butter on top.
  • Add all other ingredients; stir to combine.
  • Cook on high one hour; reduce to low.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Cuisine: soup |