Amelia's Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew Recipe -
Amelia's Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew Recipe
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Amelia's Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

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"This is the most authentic version of Brunswick stew I have had the pleasure of making and tasting!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the ribs on all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker. Place onion in the skillet, cook until tender, and transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker, and mix in tomatoes, ketchup, steak sauce, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon, chicken bouillon, and pepper.
  3. Cover, and cook 6 hours on High. Remove ribs, discard bones, and shred. Return meat to slow cooker. Mix in corn and lima beans, cover, and continue cooking 2 hours on High.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2010

My husband's mother use to make him brunswick stew when he was little and it was his favoriate. I looked up brunswick stew and found hundreds of recipes. I questioned him on his Mom's version to make it as close to her as I could and this was it! i have made this at least 50 times and it is always a big hit. I did make a few changes. I leave out the ribs completely. I sautee onions and green peppers in olive oil and put them right into the slow cooker. Also, a huge short cut, I buy two rotissarie chickens and just pull all the chicken right from the bone (this saves sooo much time)! Put the chicken in the crock pot along with all the other ingredients. I also double all the ingredients (still only using two rotissarie chickens)to have a full crock pot and have enough to freeze.This is just GREAT! Everyone tasting it always wants the recipe and very simple to make too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2005

This stew wasn't very impressive, it seemed too sweet and not very tasty, my husband didn't like it at all. I will not make this again.

Mar 05, 2007

This was the closest recipe I could find to what my Honey grew up with. He loves it! I leave out the ribs. There is plenty of shredded chicken that it isnt missed and it cuts way down on the fat. I actually made this for Christmas day and the entire family wanted the recipe!

Dec 24, 2007

Good and easy. I did think it was too strong on the steak sauce. I will only put 1/3 of that in next time. I also added a few tablespoons of butter. Very good for a crowd...

Aug 29, 2005

This was really good, DH loved it. I used pulled pork instead of the ribs as I had it leftover in the fridge. A little too salty for me (maybe cut back on the A1 next time). I served it over biscuits..

Dec 21, 2009

My honey is very picky about brunswick stew and he loved this one. Next time i will add a touch of cumin or look for a smoky steak sauce to cut a bit of the sweetness but it is really a great recipe.

Jan 14, 2011

Most authentic flavor I have gotten. I used KC BBQ sauce instead of the ketchup and steak sauce. I also put in the remains of a beef roast. Delicious

Jun 03, 2007

I agree that it is very close to the original. Used shredded pork also, instead of the ribs.


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  • Calories
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1281 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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