Slow-Cooker Brunswick Stew

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Appears in Cook's Country June/July 2011

This long-cooking Southern stew seemed a natural for the slow cooker. Instead, we got an alarming mush. The right timing—and a trick—helped us fix it.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME4½ to 5½ hours on high, or 6 to 7 hours on low, plus 30 minutes on high

Slow-Cooker Brunswick Stew


This hearty Southern classic is packed to the gills with a mix of meats (pork, chicken) and vegetables (potatoes, lima beans, corn) in a tomato-based broth. Making sure that each ingredient is cooked to perfection is easy if the cook can dr...