Granddad’s Beef Stew and Dumplings.


September 21, 2017

Granddad’s Beef Stew and Dumplings. 5 0 5 2

A hearty tasty stew. Stew freezes well without the dumplings.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 30 mins

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 30 mins

  • Yields: 6 hearty serves.



1.5 kg diced beef

2 large parsnips sliced

2 large swedes diced

2 large turnips diced

4 large carrots sliced

1 large onion chopped

2 cups beef stock


2 cups of self raising flour

3 tablespoons of butter

100 mls water



1Place all the stew ingredients in a large slow cooker.

2Cook on low for 8 hours.

3Thicken gravy with a little cornflour if need before adding the dumplings.


1Sort flour into a bowl.

2Rub in the butter.

3Add water to form a soft dough.

4Roll into golf ball sizes balls.

5Add to the stew for the last hour.

6Do not put a tea towel under the lid.

Submitted by Linda Alexander


4 Reviews

Natalie Vlahos

May 7, 2019

This is great! Easy to make and great tasting!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 11, 2018

Sure can, use any you usually prefer in a stew 🙂


September 10, 2018

Are there any other vegetables you could use other than the parsnips, swedes and turnips? More kid friendly?


July 21, 2018

This a beautiful tasting stew very easy no fuss recipe.

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