FoodNetwork.com, Southern Living and AddAPinch.com all offer recipes of Brunswick stew. These include variations for the stove top, Dutch oven and slow cooker. The seasonings and types of meat used also vary.
Jamie Deen's Brunswick stew recipe on FoodNetwork.com instructs the cook to saute garlic and onions in butter in a Dutch oven. The cook adds tomatoes, chicken stock, pork, lima beans and other seasonings, and then allows the mixture to boil for an hour and a half. The recipe recommends serving this dish with hot sauce and cornbread or crackers.
A second recipe from FoodNetwork.com uses a large sauce pan and incorporates pulled pork, chicken and turkey as well as chopped beef. The recipe also calls for both vinegar barbecue sauce and sweet barbecue sauce. This stew simmers for approximately two hours, and the recipe suggests serving it with cornbread.
Southern Living's slow-cooker Brunswick stew is simpler, using only pork shoulder roast and mostly packaged ingredients. The cook chops potatoes and onions and cuts the pork shoulder into bite-sized pieces before combining all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. This recipe states a cooking time of 10 to 12 hours on a low setting.
AddAPinch.com's variation uses a stove top method with chicken, pork and beef, but adds Montreal Steak seasoning, ketchup and cayenne pepper. This version cooks for only 30 minutes.