Day 3 of the Ethical Superstore Slow Cooking Challenge

The slow cooker has fast become a valuable member of my family; my mum bought me one as a gift last year when my oven died and she promised me it would be save me time and deliver an easy nutritious tasty meal. Boy, was she right!

I use my slow cooker mainly for joints, curries, and chilli’s. Following on from a conversation with friends I was amazed when they told me their slow cookers are usually packed away during the spring/summer months as it’s associated with comfort winter food! Not in our household!

I decided to try a recipe that is one of our family favourites – Nigella’s Ham in Cola . In the winter its fab with mashed potato and roasted vegetables – in the summer it’s delicious with salads, jacket potatoes and warm breads  – for anyone who hasn’t tried it please don’t be put off by the title – soooo delicious and moreish!

Ingredients:

750g Gammon Mild Cure
700ml Ubuntu Fairtrade Cola
1 onion peeled and halved

2 x tsp Fair Trade Demerara Sugar
2 x tsp Mustard Powder
2 x tbsp of Ubuntu Cola

Method:

I don’t always soak gammon but I have left this piece soaking in water overnight in the fridge.
Remove skin from Gammon.
Mix the sugar, mustard, 2 tbsp of Ubuntu cola into a paste and spread over the top of the gammon

Place the Gammon and onion into the slow cooker and pour over the Ubuntu Cola
Cook on High for 4 1/2 hours.
Slice and serve with organic brown bread and a warm organic new potato salad with organic honey and mustard dressing.

(For the salad dressing mix 2 tbsp De Rit Coarse Mustard / 2 tbsp Organic honey, 2tble Organic Olive Oil and 3 tbsp Organic honey and cider vinegar).

Serves: 6

Cost: Gammon £4.99 – Ubuntu Fairtrade Cola £1.59 – Warm Potato Salad £3.00  Dove’s Farm Organic bread mix – £2.75  –  £2.05 per serving

Give it a try and let us know how you get on and what you think of this deliciously different recipe!

Don’t forget to have a look at the pictures of Slow Cooker Challenge on our Flickr page . . .

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