Granddad’s Beef Stew and Dumplings.


September 21, 2017

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

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 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


5 Reviews


April 1, 2020

The dumplings just never really finished, even after an extra half an hour.

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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