Slow cooked Stew And Dumplings : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...

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So cold this week I have got my slow cooker out and been making some stew, this is our favourite recipe...

Serves 4-6 made in large slow cooker...

You will need

  • 8 Carrots
  • 6-8 Potatoes
  • 1 Turnip
  • 1 Swede
  • 2 onions
  • 2 Beef stock cubes 
  • 800g Lean diced beef
  • Virgin olive oil
  • 1tsp Mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g (8oz) Self raising flour
  • 100g (4oz) Shredded suet
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 tablespoons cold water
Bottom-getting ready...

  1. Peel and chop the carrots,potatoes,turnip, and swede into small cubes place in water and set aside until ready to start.
  2. In a pan drain the vegetables and make up 2 pints of stock with the beef stock cubes add to the vegetables with the mixed herbs,thyme salt and pepper,gently reach boiling point then simmer for a few minutes (until meat is ready).
  3. Once placed the vegetables on, in another a frying pan heat some virgin olive oil up and gently brown the beef cubes (cut any large pieces with scissors ) and add the onions, stir until all meat has turned brown.
  4. Place the vegetables in the bottom of the slow cooker with the stock.
  5. Drain all the fat from the beef pan add the beef and onions to the slow cooker
  6. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on slow for about 6-8 hours.
  7. About a hour before the end mix the flour, suet,and salt mix with the water.
  8. Divide and shape into 16 small ball.
  9. Place on top of the stew for last hour turn slow cooker up to high...

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