This recipe was Garen’s request for me to make in the Instant Pot so it was the first recipe that required more than 3 ingredients. I was a little leery since I’d never had Brunswick Stew and didn’t even know what to expect. As I always do when cooking something I don’t have a go-to recipe for, I went to Pinterest. I didn’t find an Instant Pot version I liked but I did find this slow cooker version from Rosie at i heart Recipes. I used this for an “outline” and tweeked it to work for what I had and to cook in the Instant Pot.
This recipe is fantastic. Really. I can’t make it up. Garen thought it was the best recipe I’ve ever made. The littles even liked it, making it even better in my book!!!
I used the Easiest Pulled Pork Ever recipe and shredded chicken that I made earlier in the day for it. You could easily use another recipe or even store-bought pulled pork.
Here it is- Brunswick Stew, Instant Pot Style
- 2 Cups Pulled Pork
- 2 Cups shredded chicken
- 1 Red onion, diced
- 1 Can Roasted Diced Tomatoes
- 6 Cups Chicken broth (I substituted 1 cup for juice from the pulled pork to use what I had)
- Frozen okra, 12 oz
- Frozen peas, 6 oz (half bag)
- Frozen corn, 12 oz
- Frozen lima beans, 12 oz
- 3 Small sweet potatoes, pealed and cubed
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Cup BBQ sauce (I used half Rudy’s and half Sweet Baby Ray’s since that all I had)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2-1/2 tsp Seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- Add all of the ingredients into the 8 qt Instant Pot bowl (if your Instant Pot is smaller, you may have to adjust the recipe to not fill it past the max fill)
- Mix all ingredients very well
- Put the lid on, close it completely, and close the vent
- Press Manual setting and set for 15 minutes. It will take a long time to get pressured because it will be almost to the max fill line. It will shift from On to the number of minutes remaining to cook
- Once time is up, let it natural release for 10 minutes before opening the lid. This ensures the meat is tender and juicy.
- Open the lid. Check to make sure the potatoes are cooked completely. The meat was already cooked so the main thing is that you’re letting the veggies cook and that everything soaked up the wonderful flavors.
Like I said, this stuff is wonderful. It’s not your typical soup/stew and I’m soooo glad Garen wanted me to try this recipe out!
Happy Instant Potting!