Beef and Dumpling Stew

so simple to make and great for a cold winter s day.

  1. Beef
  2. 400 grams diced beef
  3. 100 grams Liver diced (optional)
  4. 3 sausages (sliced)
  5. 3 medium potatoes (diced)
  6. 4 celery sticks (sliced)
  7. 3 carrots (peeled ad sliced)
  8. 3 cup beef stock
  9. 2 medium onions or 1 large (diced)
  10. to taste Salt and black pepper
  11. 2 tbsp gravy granules
  12. 5 tbsp olive oil
  13. Dumplings
  14. 125 grams flour/ plus exta for dusting
  15. 1/4 tsp salt
  16. 60 grams shredded suet
  17. 1 tsp baking powder
  18. 12 tbsp water
  1. Heat the oil in a pot on a medium heat
  2. Change Next brown the meat in the oil 2-3 minutes tops
  3. Change Add the stock and gravy granules and stir
  4. Add all the vegatables to the pot and cook on a low heat for 2 to 2 and half hours Stirring occasionally
  5. Add more boiling water as and when it needs it
  6. Change To make the dumplings: shift the flour baking powder and salt into a bowl
  7. Change Add the suet and water to make the dough
  8. Change With floured hands roll the dough into thick spoonful sized balls
  9. Add the dumplings about 50-60 minutes prior to turning the stove off
  10. After adding the dumplings stir very gently
  11. Check seasoning Add more salt and pepper if needed
  12. Preheat the oven to gas mark 8
  13. Change Once cooked remove the dumplings carefully and place them in an oven proof dish
  14. Place the dumplings in the oven to give them a crispy coat Turn the dumplings once
  15. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until the dumplings have a golden and cripsy skin
  16. Change Add the dumplings back to the pot and serve immediately

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