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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

405 calories; 17.1 g total fat; 91 mg cholesterol; 1281 mg sodium. 31.4 g carbohydrates; 32.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2005
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. Read More
(14)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
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. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
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. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2007
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... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2005
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.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/13/2005
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. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
I grew up in Georgia and Brunswick Stew was a staple. I have wanted to make it for myself but I have always been intimidated by the process. I followed this recipe at first but as it was cooking and I did taste tests I found it to be sweet as others have mentioned. I added a little cumin 4-5 cloves of fresh garlic more black pepper some sea salt and cayenne pepper. These additions definitely tamed the sweetness without compromising the genuine flavor of the stew. I am glad I found this one! My husband who had never even heard of Brunswick Stew is a huge fan! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2007
I agree that it is very close to the original. Used shredded pork also instead of the ribs. Read More
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