This slow cooker Brunswick stew is crazy good, feeds a crowd, and is easy to make with a few savvy convenience items!
I have made and tweaked this Brunswick stew recipe for over 20 years, and this is my “final copy!” This stew is nothing short of famous in my family. Zane’s dad loves it, along with a piece of buttered cornbread and a bottle of Tabasco sauce for extra kick:-)
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!!!