Beef Stew With Dumplings For Dinner Tonight? Hello friends, so how are you today? Feeling all cold? How about a nice stew to warm you up?
A perfect Winter warmer recipe!!
Beef Stew With Dumplings:
Cooking time 2.5 hrs
2 tbsp olive oil
25g (1oz) butter
750g (1lb 10oz) beef stewing steak, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp plain flour
150g (6oz) baby onions, peeled
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150g (6oz) celery, cut into large chunks
2 leeks, roughly chopped
150g (6 oz) baby carrots
200g (8oz) swede, cut into large chunks
150ml (5fl oz) red wine
500ml (18fl oz) beef stock
2 tbsp Branston Original Pickle
2 fresh bay leaves
3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
3 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1 tbsp Sarson’s balsamic vinegar, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
200g (8 oz) Self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
100g (4oz) Butter
50g (2oz) Pilgrims Choice mature cheddar – grated
Handful fresh thyme leaves – chopped.
Beef Stew With Dumplings Method:
1.) Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Heat the oil and butter in an ovenproof casserole and fry the beef until browned on all sides. Sprinkle over the flour and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and all the vegetables and fry for 1-2 minutes.
2.) Stir in the wine, stock, Branston Original Pickle and herbs, and then add the Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar, to taste. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover with a lid, transfer to the oven and cook for about two hours, or until the meat is tender.
3.) While the stew is cooking make the dumplings. Put the flour into a bowl and season with salt and pepper, add the butter and rub in using the fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir through the cheddar and thyme, then approx 1-2 tbsp cold water a little at a time until the mixture forms a stiff dough. With floured hands, roll spoonfuls of the dough into small balls.
4.) After 1 hr 30 mins, remove the lid from the stew and place the balls on top of the stew. Cover, return to the oven and cook for a further 30 minutes, or until the dumplings have swollen and are tender. (If you prefer your dumplings with a golden top, leave the lid off when returning to the oven.) Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Beef Stew With Dumplings For Dinner Tonight:
Recipe Credits Courtney Of Branston Original Pickle.
No payment was received.
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