Thursday, 29 October 2015

Slow cooker beef stew and dumplings (Easy)

Today I made a beef stew and dumplings meal in the slow cooker and would like to share my recipe with you all as it tasted yummy.

400g Diced beef
1 Red onion
1 Clove garlic
1 Celery stick
3 Carrots
3 small potatoes
500ml Beef stock
2 tbsp tomato puree

Cut and slice the onion, carrots, celery and potato into chunks. Throw all the ingredients on the list above into the slow cooker and cook on low for about 8 hours.

An hour before you are ready to eat the beef stew make your dumplings and add them to the stew.

To make the dumplings you will need
125g (4oz) Self-raising flour
60g  Suet
1 tbsp Dried Parsley

Sift the flour into a a large bowl and stir in the suet and parsley. Then add 100ml of water and stir to make a soft dough. Roll into balls and add to your stew. Allow for them to cook in the stew for about an hour.

There you have it. So easy to make and so tasty for a cold autumns evening meal. We had ours with some homemade cheese and onion bread.

If you have any good slow cooker recipes for the autumn/winter link them below so that I can go and check them out.

Let me know if you try this recipe in the comments below.

Thanks for reading.

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