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7 Gammon Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Budget Friendly

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7 Gammon Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Budget Friendly

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If you are looking for meals that can stretch across a few days then have a look at our 7 gammon slow cooker recipes that are perfect for the whole family by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums #gammonrecipe #slowcookergammon #familymeals

Including slow cooker gammon recipes that are budget friendly

If you are looking for meals that can stretch across a few days or a cheap family meal that tastes delicious then have a look at these gammon slow cooker recipes.

Gammon is a great joint of meat to have in the fridge as it lasts quite a while and can feed the whole family, with leftovers normally for the next day. It can be made into a roast joint, a base of a meat stock or as leftovers for a another meal.

You can pick up a small joint of smoked or unsmoked gammon for under three pound, which is great when you think about how much pre-packed ham is, or how much other meat costs.

How to cook a gammon joint in a slow cooker

Gammon pre-sliced

The great thing about a slow cooker is that you can dump all your ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a healthy meal, ready made.

A slow cooked gammon can cooked in a load of different ways. Below are our favourite 7 ways you can cook at gammon in a slow cooker.

If you’ve never used a slow cooker before, or are a beginner cook looking for more slow cooker meal ideas then make sure you have a look:

31 Aldi Slow Cooker Recipes For The Whole Family – It gives you a month of slow cooker beef, chicken and other meat ideas that you can cook quick and easily on a budget.

31 Easy Family Slow Cooker Recipes – This gives you a month of slow cooker recipes that are great for beginners with tips on how to get the best out of your slow cooker too.

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Gammon Slow Cooker Recipes

Gammon in a slow cooker

Don’t be worried if you’ve brought a smoked or unsmoked joint. Both of them are great for the recipes below. It really is down to taste.

We buy the boneless gammon joints but whatever you have, as long as it fits into your slow cooker will work. You may have to adjust the cooking times though.

If your joint comes wrapped in string then keep it on till after the joint is cooked.

Any leftovers can be kept wrapped up in an air tight container in the fridge for around two days.

Simple Slow Cooker Gammon

This is great if you want to use your gammon for a roast dinner. Fill your slow cooker up with either stock or water, which ever you prefer. Add in the gammon and any seasoning for taste and then leave on a slow to medium heat for seven hours.

Slow cooker honey roast ham

This one takes a little more work but is worth the effort. Almost fill your slow cooker with water, adding the gammon and any vegetables for flavour. Cook for 6 hours on a low heat. Once done, score the gammon and mix together1 tablespoon of English mustard, with honey and two tablespoons of demerara sugar. Pour that over the gammon. Cook for a further fifteen minutes in the oven on a low heat.

Slow cooker gammon in coke

Gammon cooked in cola

This makes a great sticky sauce! Add 2 litres of full-fat cola over the gammon, with an onion and a few carrots for taste. Then cook for around 6 hours on a low heat. Pour the liquid away and add a few spoonfuls for maple syrup over the hot gammon for a sticky glaze.

Slow cooker cranberry and orange gammon

This is great if you are having friends over or even as a Christmas recipe. Cook the gammon in cranberry juice for around six hours on a low heat. Add some root vegetables to the bottom of the slow cooker in case all the juice gets sucked up.

Once cooked, take the gammon out and add a mix of one tablespoon of mustard, with three tablespoons of sugar, marmalade and cider vinegar. Put it into a low heat over for another 15 minutes.

Slow cooker apple juice and cider gammon

This simple recipe is great for the whole family. Score the gammon then add one large cupful of cider and one large cupful of apple juice. Add the gammon in and cook for 6 hours on a low heat.

Slow cooker gammon in ginger beer

Add your gammon joint to the slow cooker with ginger beer. Remember to add some root vegetables to the bottom to stop the gammon sticking. Cook for around 6 hours on a low heat. For a more intense taste, score the meat once cooked and add some mustard and dried ginger to the meat and cook in the oven for another 15 minutes.

Slow cooked BBQ gammon

Add root vegetables to the bottom of the slow cooker. Score your gammon and then add 4 tablespoons of tomato puree, dried cinnamon, dried ginger, 5 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, with 5 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, then 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and granulated sweetener. Cook for six hours on a low heat then serve.

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Gammon Leftover Ideas

Gammon being sliced

You could have anything with the leftover gammon. That’s the good thing about this cut of meat. It’s goes with most things.

You could use your leftover gammon:

– in sandwiches
– in a meat curry
– Ham and vegetable soup
– Ham pasta bake
– Ham, egg and chips

If you are on a tight budget and really need to cut your food bill down then have a look at:

The Ultimate £1 Per Head Budget Meal Planning List – This has a huge list of £1 a head family meals that will help you bring the cost of your food shop down. All are easy to make and taste great as leftovers too.

Feeding a Family on a Budget: This Weekly Shop is Just £18 – This is a £18 a week shop when you really need to cut down on your spending. There’s no thrills here but good food that could help you save a few pounds when you really need it.

One Month of Family Meal Ideas on a Budget – This post gives you a month of budget meals that could save you money. This takes the thinking out of meal planning and means that you can shop for less.

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If you enjoyed this post and would like some more family friendly budget recipes or meal plan ideas, then head over to the budget food section here on Savings 4 Savvy Mums where you’ll find over 30 cheap posts dedicated to helping you cook and shop wiser for less. There’s enough tips to help you save over £300 a month! You could also pop over and follow my family food Pinterest boards for lots more ideas on how to eat well and spend less; Family Meal Plans on a Budget, Budget Family MealsBudget Slimming World Recipes for Families

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