Beef Stew and Dumplings

  • 10MINS
  • 7HR
  • 463KCAL

Tender beef stew and dumplings is as close as you can get to a hug in a bowl! In our lower-calorie version of this classic comfort food, we've used egg yolks in the dumplings. This keeps the taste and texture of traditional dumplings but with no suet in sight.

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Beef Stew and Dumplings

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The dumplings can be made in advance and kept in the fridge until they are needed.

I added a red wine stock pot and a little herbs for extra flavour, missed out the mushrooms as we don't like them in a stew. Was really tasty and filling.
Comfort Food
Made this for the first time as wanted something comforting in the rubbish weather! It did not disappoint. I had to add extra water during cooking as it dried up slightly in oven!
Top marks
We halved the ingredients as was just cooking for two. Was still plenty nice big portions and great for my partner who doesn’t really like veg but he ate it all as it was like hidden veggies once it was all cooked!
Used mince as don't like beef
Made the dumplings smaller from mixture so felt like you were getting more without being naughty lol was absolutely delicious I didn't think I could substitute ingredients but since starting with books again this week I've been able to and still lush
Amazing, you must try!
If you have a pressure cooker start buy sautéing the onions & beef before adding other ingredients then cook on pressure cook for 20 minutes on high pressure natural release for 15 then add the dumplings I cooked on sauté for 10 minutes then AC for !
Quick and easy cooking process. Tasted good full of flavour
Double up veg and stock for more portions AND I cooked whole process on the hob and cooked just as good
I added small amount of grated cheddar to the tops before cooking! I also made the dumplings using gluten free flour. They were really light.
Loved this. Tender tasty meat
So tasty. Add herbs to the dumplings when making. Such a fabulous recipe. Meat just fell apart!
Such a easy recipe to follow and full of flavour
Made this today, I used sweet potato and leeks instead of shallots

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TashWednesday 10th August 2022

I made this and my dumplings definitely did not look like these! where did i go wrong? they were like little hard balls of rock! (i did use wholemeal self raising flour, but that shouldn’t make that much difference should it?)


    SharonMonday 15th August 2022

    Hi Tash, you’ll need to add a little more water to wholemeal self-raising flour as the bran in the flour will absorb more liquid. This should give you lighter dumplings.Thanks for your question and hope you have a better result if you try the recipe again.


SairaTuesday 12th July 2022

Hi, I’m using the slow cooker method. Jus to confirm, do I only use 400ml of beef stock? Thanks


    HollyTuesday 12th July 2022

    Hey Saira, yes for the slow cooker method use 400ml beef stock, hope that helps!


Janet kempSunday 20th February 2022

How many carbs are in the dumplings?


    HollyMonday 21st February 2022

    Hi Janet, our nutritional information is for the whole recipe so if you’d like to know one particular element you would need to make your own calculations. We have a handy guide HERE to help work out nutritional information for our recipes. Hope that helps!


PaulFriday 21st January 2022

Can you use the dumpling recipe as an alternative to suet pastry recipe


    SharonFriday 21st January 2022

    Hi Paul, we haven’t tried this but it could work, please let us know how you get on, it’s a great idea!


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