Granddad’s Beef Stew and Dumplings.

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

Submitted by Linda Alexander

Granddad's Beef Stew and Dumplings.

A hearty tasty stew. Stew freezes well without the dumplings.
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients
 

  • STEW
  • 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
  • DUMPLINGS
  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 100 mls water

Instructions
 

STEW

  • Place all the stew ingredients in a large slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Thicken gravy with a little cornflour if need before adding the dumplings.

DUMPLINGS

  • Sort flour into a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter.
  • Add water to form a soft dough.
  • Roll into golf ball sizes balls.
  • Add to the stew for the last hour.
  • Do not put a tea towel under the lid.
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