Slow cooked Stew And Dumplings : Creative

Slow cooked Stew And Dumplings : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…

Hello and happy Monday!!

Welcome to this weeks Creative Mondays linky party!

Hosted by me and the lovely Judy :Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought.

A blog hop linky where you can link up all your creative post each week….

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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Claire Justine
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  1. Winnie
    25th November 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Thanks for the party ClaireI think my family would love love this stew. It's not for me thought, as I'm a vegetarian.

    • Claire Justine
      26th November 2012 / 11:02 am

      Thanks for linking up 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    25th November 2012 / 11:05 pm

    This stew certainly looks good Clairejustine. I could have some on this rainy evening. I am happy to be co-hosting again. Have a wonderful Monday.

  3. Rosemary sandiford
    26th November 2012 / 11:29 am

    I really want to get a slow cooker but just cannot afford it. i may try freecycle and see what they have got! I found your blog via "Creative Mondays Share Your Pose Blog Hop" and I am now following you. I'd love you to check out my blog sometime. xxx Rose from Milky Moles Makeup & Plus Size Musings

    • 29th November 2012 / 10:23 am

      Thanks for stopping by,linking up and following 🙂 hopping over now to follow back 🙂

  4. Pam @ over50feeling40
    26th November 2012 / 2:37 pm

    I think I will try this recipe this week…it looks great for my family! Thanks for hosting the hop!

    • Claire Justine
      29th November 2012 / 10:28 am

      Hi pam thanks for stopping by and linking up 🙂

  5. Ana Sullivan
    27th November 2012 / 8:06 pm

    Thank you for hosting Creative Mondays. I love visiting the other posts. My post is about getting yourself into that cocktail dress. Hook and zip is now easy with my tips

    • Claire Justine
      29th November 2012 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Ann stopping by now to take a look 🙂

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