Bonfire Night stew

A super-easy slow-cooker dish perfect for chilly autumn evenings and packed with goodness 

You may have seen the very popular slow-cooker campfire stew- this is a similar idea, but I wanted proper homemade baked beans instead of tinned ones for this. It’s so quick to make, with minimal work and produces a rich and hearty stew all on it’s own in the slow-cooker!


My Recipe

Serves: 6-8
Syns: 0.5 per portion
Healthy Extra: none


  • 750g (approx) unsmoked gammon joint, fat trimmed away
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tins cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 leek, trimmed and sliced
  • 100ml water
  • salt and pepper


  1. Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker (apart from the ham), and stir.
  2. Add the ham (make sure fat is trimmed away), immerse in the sauce.
  3. Cook on high for 6 hours, or low for 8-10 hours

Additional Info

If you want to add more veg to this there's loads of possibilities- mushrooms, peppers, celery....

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