Slim Jim Stew

This is another original recipe from yours truly.

I was having a craving for a Slim Jim, and so I decided to try and make something that tastes sort of like that. I also wanted to do something with sweet potatoes other than bake them, so I tossed some of those in too.


Makes 6 portions:

Total Cost: $27.02

Cost Per Portion: $4.50


Here’s another crock pot recipe so easy even I can do it:

  1. Sauté the meat in a saucepan with a bit of oil
  2. Dice the red onion and add it to the saucepan
  3. Once browned, toss into crock pot
  4. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, toss into crock pot
  5. Grind up collard greens in food processor, toss into crock pot
  6. Add everything else to the crockpot
  7. Let that sucker cook for about 10 hours, add water as needed

The Verdict

At first bite, I was rather impressed with myself because this actually does taste quite a bit like a Slim Jim. However, by the time I was done with my bowl I found it to be a bit overwhelming. I also wasn’t thrilled with the sweet potatoes (but then again, I don’t usually like sweet potatoes anyway).

On the other hand, my wife licked her bowl clean, and intends to eat leftovers for lunch again tomorrow.

When it comes to the nutrition, I love this meal. Under 400 calories per serving, backed with vitamins and protein, and relatively low-carb. A perfect paleo-approved recipe, and a damn filling meal.

Thoughts for next time:

  • Serve with something sweet; like a cornbread or rice
  • Lose the sweet potatoes; try another veggie instead