Poor Mans Stew

Poor Mans Stew


February 14, 2015

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yields: 6


1/2 kg of gravy beef diced

3 potatoes diced

2 carrots diced

1 onion diced

1 can of diced tomatoes

1/4 cup red wine

1Tbs garlic

2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbs tomato paste

2 cups beef stock

1Tbs sugar

2 Tbs dissolved instant gravy powder

Mixed veg (optional)


2 cups SR Flour

1 cup of shaved butter

1 tsp of garlic (optional)

Choice of seasonings and herbs (optional)


1Diced all stew ingredients and put in slow cooker on low for 8 hours.

2For the dumplings bind ingredients until the mixture forms a crumble like consistency, then add cold water bit by bit to form a dough but not too wet and then form into your personal preference in size balls (remember they double in size).

3Add mixed veg and dumplings for one hour on High before serving, enjoy!

Submitted by Iesha Chau


5 Reviews


March 9, 2022

Oh my goodness, this bought back memories of my childhood. My mum used to make poor man’s stew with dumplings at least once a week and I loved it. Can’t wait to give this one a go for my kids


May 13, 2017

So good! Easy recipe to follow too!

Stephanie Barlow

May 13, 2017

A lovely stew to have on a cold night 🙂


June 19, 2016

A yummy stew. Perfect for a cold winter night.


April 27, 2016

I love a good stew and usually just make it up as I go! This was really yummy – I added zucchini, celery and peas. I didn’t do the dumplings as my son cannot eat wheat, so served with crusty bread instead. My 2yo went back for a third bowl. Will definitely keep this on the regular list over winter.

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