This brunswick stew is really easy to make, don't take much time and only makes about 8-10 quarts. I use my crock pot to cook the meat over night. This way there is not much to do the next day. I also don't use very much hot sauce since some family members don't like it as hot as others. I always have the bottle of hot sauce out for adding while at the table. I have this recipe down to a science where it feeds my family of 8 with very little left over. Also freezes well.