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 cannot attend a slimming world group, but I will be cooking Slimming world friendly meals.

slow cooker slimming world campfire stew recipe



A recipe I came across recently was 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 saw 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 peeled and diced all my vegetables into small chunks and added them to the slow cooker with the crushed garlic and herbs. Then I give it a stir and cooked on low for 6-8 hours.  I shredded the gammon with a fork and it just fell apart when it was ready to serve. 

raw campfire stew in a slow cooker


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 or on a jacket potato. You could even serve it in a baguette. 

slimming world campfire stew

This was a really quick and simple meal to prepare and it was really tasty with a nice smoky taste, it did not taste at all like 'diet' food as it was really filling.

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






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16 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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  9. I love my slow cooker. Must give this a try, its a new one on me. I love gammon in coke in the slow cooker

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