I love preparing a meal for the slow cooker knowing that when I get home from work later that day, the dinner should be ready to serve. This campfire stew is a fantastic winter warming meal that the whole family will love and it is super easy to do.
We really love gammon in our house so we used a small gammon joint with all visible fat removed. I soaked the gammon joint in a bowl full of water overnight to reduce the salty taste. The ingredients for this are really simple but is so effective.
Small gammon or pork joint (all visible fat removed)
1 chopped onion
3 crushed garlic cloves
2 chopped peppers
2 tins of baked beans (normal tin size)
1 teaspoon of chilli powder (we used hot chilli powder)
1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
6 tablespoons of tomato puree
Place all ingredients into the slow cooker, give it a good stir around and pop the lid on. Cook for 6 hours on low (or leave it on until you come home from work like we did) remove the gammon/pork and shred into small bitesize pieces. Return the gammon/pork to the slow cooker, stir and serve.
We had this for dinner this evening and it was beautiful. It serves 4 good size portions so even feeding Little Mr and a second small helping for myself, there’s some left over for hubby’s lunch at work tomorrow.
Next time, I’m going to use all the same ingredients but add in mushrooms to bulk out the meal to include more than two vegetables. I’m sure you could add any of your favourite vegetables to bulk it out as long as they weren’t too strongly flavoured but perhaps you might like it like that.
This recipe is synfree on Slimming World and is perfect for Extra Easy SP days as there are no carbs in it at all just lovely filling speed foods and protein. Yum!
If you don’t like the saltiness of the gammon, soak the meat overnight in a bowl of cold water and drain before popping it into the slow cooker. Enjoy!