Slow cooker campfire stew

This is such a lovely easy recipe with great results- could only be improved by eating it around a campfire!

When you don’t have much time on your hands for prep but want to cook something that feels a bit special, this is a great recipe. Using mainly storecupboard staples, the slow cooker gently cooks the ham into fall-apart tenderness, and the paprika turns the beans into smoky, cowboy-worthy yumminess! The other great thing about this is not only is it a great dinner, it’s also fab on top of a jacket potato the next day!

If you don’t want to use bought baked beans then try my version using cannellini beans instead: Bonfire Night stew!

If you are following Slimming World then the chances are that you will have heard people talking about this in group- it’s a real syn-free Slimming World classic! It’s easy to see why as it’s so easy to make, contains lots of goodness, and it filling and comforting!

Slimming World easy slow-cooker campfire stew


My Recipe

Serves: 4-6
Syns: 0
Healthy Extra:


  • 1 small gammon joint, all fat removed
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 peppers, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tins baked beans
  • 6 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped


  1. Mix together all ingredients other than the ham.
  2. Spoon half of the mixture into the slow cooker, place the ham in the centre, and cover with the rest of the mixture.
  3. Cook on high for 6 hours, or low all day.

Additional Info

When the ingredients are all in the slow-cooker, it does look like quite a dry mixture. You shouldn't need to add any water as the juices come out of the meat, but if after a couple of hours it still looks very dry you could add a couple of cups of water or passata.

4 Replies to "Slow cooker campfire stew"

  • Helen 6th August 2015 (10:59 pm)

    Looking forward to cooking this tomorrow!

    • theslimmingfoodie 7th August 2015 (5:04 pm)

      Hope you enjoyed it!

  • Kirsty Owen 16th August 2015 (8:10 pm)

    And again…spectacular dinner. Thank you!!!

  • philix 21st November 2015 (6:56 am)

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