Monday, 19 January 2015

Slow Cooker Slimming World Campfire Stew Recipe

One of my new year's resolutions is to lose weight. I say i will lose weight every single year and i stick to a diet for a while then fall off the diet waggon and end up putting all the weight i have lost back on. But this year i am determined that i will lose weight as i am the heaviest i have ever been after gaining lots of extra weight while pregnant.

The only diet i have ever been able to stick to is Slimming World. However due to the other half working shifts and having two very young children i can not attend a slimming world group and have decided to go it alone diet wise, but i will be cooking Slimming world friendly meals.


A recipe i came across recently was for Campfire stew , a quick and easy meal you cook in the slow cooker. We have a slow cooker that we very rarely use and i keep saying i will use it more so when i seen this recipe i just had to try it out , although i added a few extra ingredients to make it slimming world friendly.

You will need

  • One gammon Joint. 
  • Two tins of baked beans
  • Two onions
  • Two cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • One red pepper
  • Three potatoes
  • A few sliced mushrooms
  • One tin/packet chopped tomatoes
  • Two teaspoons of tomatoes puree
  • One or two teaspoons of mild chilli powder
  • One or two teaspoons of mixed herbs
To make

I placed the gammon joint in the middle of the slow cooker, i then added the beans ,chopped tomatoes and tomato puree around the gammon joint. I then peeled and diced all my vegetables into small chunks and then added them to the slow cooker and then added the crushed garlic and herbs. Add then give it a stir and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Then it should be ready to eat. I shredded the gammon with a fork and it just fell apart when it was ready to serve. 



To Serve

We had the campfire stew with basmati rice and it was nice but i think it would have been even nicer served with tortilla chips as a nacho topping instead of chilli or on a jacket potatoes. You could even serve it in a baguette. 


This was a really quick and simple meal to prepare and it was really tasty and had a nice smoky taste and did not taste at all like 'diet' food as it was really filling. I will defiantly be experimenting with my slow cooker more in future as it makes meal times so much simpler as it took about five minutes to prepare this meal and i am no longer standing in the kitchen for ages making a meal while trying to look after three children. 

So if you have any slow cooker recipes then please let me know as i am on the look out for more things to make. 






15 comments:

  1. Fab recipe - I love my slow cooker but Steve's not too keen as he says eveything ends up tasting the same!! I do love mince and dumplings in the slow cooker though. Yum! #NEbrilliantbloggers

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    1. Lee says the same he is not keen on slow cooker meals either as he says it all tastes the same , me and the children enjoy them though. Oh we love mine and dumplings but have never thought of trying that in a slow cooker , will have to give that a try as its perfect winter food . Thanks for the idea xx

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  2. yes this is something i would make in my slowcooker also , love great effective meals like this , enough to feed the whole family too x

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    1. Yes meals like this are perfect for feeding the whole family and so simple to make xx

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  3. I'm so pleased you posted this I've heard slimming world friends talk about it but didn't know the recipe I will be trying this this week #nebrilliantbloggers

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    1. Oh you will have to share some slimming world meal ideas with me as i am always looking for new recipes to try xx

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  4. What a lovely recipe - I'm always looking for new ideas for my slow cooker and this sounds like something my picky lot would enjoy x

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    1. I am always looking for new ideas too as i very rarely use mine but now i have three children and my partner works shifts i am trying to use it more as it saves so much time xx

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  5. May try this when I cook my piece of gammon on Sunday. If I put it on early enough will be cooked for lunch. xx

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    1. Let me know what you think, I love Gammon in the slow cooker xx

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  6. Can you cook this in the oven instead do you know? I don't have a slow cooker :-( yet. X

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    1. Yeah I imagine that you could and just adjust the cooking times depending on how high you cook it x

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  7. Do you drain the sauce off the beans or just throw it all in?

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    1. No I just put it all in together and the sauce reduced as it cooked

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  8. Fat free dumplings - 175g sr flour, pinch salt 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp mixed herbs or mustard. I sieve the flour & baking powder together, add salt, herbs or mustard & water to mix. Never done them in slow cooker but in mince in the oven for last 25 mins they are gorgeous. Makes 6 - 10 depending on how big you want them.

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