BEEF STEW & DUMPLINGS

Ingredients

  • Lean Stewing Steak
  • 10 Shallots
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Parsnips
  • ½ Turnip
  • 2 Large Potatoes
  • Atora Suet
  • Beef Stock Pot
  • Lee & Perins
  • Rosemary
  • Plain Flour
  • Salt & Pepper

Method

Firstly you need to mix some flour with salt & pepper on a plate. Roll the stewing steak in the flour to coat. Heat a pan with a little oil and add the beef, bit by bit to brown the outside, then add to a slow cooker.

Add the beef stock a good splash of Lee & Perins, Rosemary (dried or fresh) and the shallots to the slow cooker. Cook on low for about 4 hours.

Next you need to dice your veg, chunky or small, its up to you. I prefer it chunky. Add the veg to the slow cooker. I add it later so it doesn’t all turn to mush in the stew. Add some seasoning and another splash of Lee & Perins. Cook for a further 2 hours on high.

Now you can mix your dumpling as instructed on the packet, depending how many you want to make. Add salt & pepper and dried rosemary to the mix. Roll the mixture into balls, whatever size you like, I always do larger ones rather than small, so they are soggy on the bottom and crunchy on top.

Place the dumpling in the top of the stew and place in a pre-heated oven 200 degrees for approx. 30 minutes, with the lid off, until golden brown on top.

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Serve with a big chunk of crusty bread & butter

Serves 4

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