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Slow Cooker Smoky and Sweet Vegan Campfire Stew

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slow cooker smoky and sweet vegan campfire stew


slow cooker vegan campfire stew pin

Slow Cooker Smoky and Sweet Vegan Campfire Stew is a tasty plant-based meal that provides tons of flavour and satisfaction. It is quick and simple to prepare.

Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and it will happily bubble away concocting flavour sensations!

My Vegan Campfire Stew recipe uses Jackfruit instead of the traditional pork.

Jackfruit is an amazing ingredient as you can actually use two forks and literally pull the strands apart like you would for pulled pork!

Jackfruit just out of the tin. When stewed it will easily melt and fall apart its strands of goodness.

On its own the Jackfruit does not have lots of taste but combined with a delicious thick smoky and sweet sauce it is delicious.

And Jackfruit is worth adding to your diet as it is full of nutritional benefits.

Including being high in protein, antioxidants and minerals.

Asda, UK Jackfruit
I purchased my Jackfruit from Asda, UK.

I tried to discover the origins of Campfire Stew but couldn’t find any information other than that it is a Slimming World classic!

Coincidently my recipe is ideal for those looking to reduce calories, as are most plant-based recipes.

A portion of Vegan Campfire Stew is only around 276 calories!

Once lockdown restrictions are over and we are allowed to go camping again I will definitely be making this campfire stew outdoors.

I can almost taste and smell the smoky flavours coming from the camping Dutch oven!

Vegan Campfire Stew served with rustic mashed potatoes (skin left on for extra nutrition!) roasted tomatoes and steamed cabbage. It was so tasty!

Slow Cooker Smoky and Sweet Vegan Campfire Stew

Serves 4 depending on portion sizes.

For more servings add an extra tin of Jackfruit and maybe an extra tin of baked beans or other cooked beans.

A tin of mixed beans in tomato sauce would be ideal.

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Slow Cooker Smoky and Sweet Vegan Campfire Stew

Slow cooked smoky paprika and sweet BBQ sauce with pulled Jackfruit, beans and vegetables! What more could you ask for? Delicious and nutritious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 portions


  • Slow cooker/crockpot, I used a 3.5 litre


  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes 400 grams/ or a 14/15 oz can
  • 1 tin baked beans 400 grams. Or use mixed beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 tin Jackfruit, drained and washed 400 gram tin. Or use 2 tins of Jackfruit for more portions. I found a 400 gram tin when drained only yielded about 240 grams of jackfruit. Next time I will use 2 tins.
  • 1 medium onion, chopped about 1 cup/115 grams
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced about 1 1/4 cup/180 grams
  • 3 sticks celery, sliced about 1 cup/115 grams
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced about 1 1/2 cups/180 grams. I used a red pepper as its more sweeter than green. Alternatively use a yellow or orange pepper. Or a green is fine if that's all you have to hand.
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree/paste
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcester sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce I used Tamari soya sauce as its lower in sodium and has a mellower taste. Also for those who require it its gluten-free.
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika or ordinary paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup or sugar
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder optional. And salt and pepper to taste.


  • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker.
    Season with salt and pepper if liked.
    Mix well.
  • Turn to high.
    Cook for 4 hours.
    uncooked campfire vegan stew
  • Open the lid and mix.
    Remove the big pieces of jackfruit that have not broken down during cooking.
    vegan slow cooker camfire stew
  • Place onto a plate and using 2 forks pull the strands apart.
    Place the pulled jackfruit back in the slow cooker. Mix.
    Check that the carrots have cooked!
    Depending on their thickness they may still be slightly hard.
    Just cook for another 15 minutes until carrots are soft if necessary.
    slow cooker vegan campfire stew smoky and sweet vegan
  • Serve!
    slow cooker sweet and smoky vegan campfire stew
Keyword bbq, campfire, jackfruit, paprika, Plant-based, slow cooker, Stew, Vegan, vegan meal ideas

The following nutrition facts are for guidance only and are estimates as ingredients will vary. 

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Vegan Campfire Stew with Roasted Tomatoes, mashed potatoes and steamed cabbage. Yum!

Slow Cooker Smoky and Sweet Vegan Campfire Stew Recipe Notes

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  • So far I have only prepared my Slow Cooker Campfire Stew in my slow cooker. I will update my post with a cooker method as soon as I have cooked in on the stove top.
  • For an even longer slow cooker time try cooking Vegan Campfire Stew on low for 6-8 hours or medium for 5-6 hours.
  • I usually serve my family’s Vegan Campfire Stew with mashed potatoes and steamed cabbage. My kids love it when I mix Nutritional yeast through the cabbage after cooking. Even our 2 dogs love cabbage with nutritional yeast!
  • Oven roasted large tomatoes were also delicious served with the Campfire Stew as they provided a juicy burst of flavour! Our tomatoes were just plain-roasted in the oven with no additions for about 15-20 minutes at 180 Fan/200 Celsius/ 392 Fahrenheit /Gas 6. Roasting tomatoes are a great way to use up fresh tomatoes that have gone a bit soft or wrinkly but still perfectly fresh and fine!
  • Campfire Stew will stay fresh covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or much longer frozen.
  • Got leftovers? Checkout my Vegan Campfire Stew Carrot Hot Dogs recipe! They are so good!! Highly recommended.campfire carrot hotdogs

Looking for more tasty, traditional vegan and plant-based meal ideas?

Check out my creamy Slow Cooker Vegan Tikka Masala:

Slow Cooker Vegan Tikka Masala pin


And my super quick Vegan Tempeh Bolognese which is the perfect family meal for those busy days!

Vegan Tempeh Bolognese


Looking for a traditional dessert? Try a slice of my British Old School Dinners Coconut and Jam Sponge Traybake which is an all-time family favourite:school dinners vegan jam sponge

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