Easy Brunswick Stew Recipe

Let the slow cooker take care of dinner tonight with our easiest Brunswick stew recipe. Cooking on LOW heat for a long time makes the meat extremely tender, so it shreds easily; HIGH heat yields a less tender product.

Easy Brunswick Stew
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston Butt)

  • 3 medium-size new potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce

  • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen baby lima beans, thawed

  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen corn, thawed

  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Trim roast and cut into 2-inch pieces. Stir together all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on LOW 10 to 12 hours or until potatoes are fork-tender. Remove pork with a slotted spoon, and shred. Return shredded pork to slow cooker, and stir well. Ladle stew into bowls.

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