Sunday, 19 April 2015


We love a stew, and I love it with dumplings, I put our stew on to cook in the slow cooker this morning at about 10am, and we've been out for most of the day, so unfortunately we won't be having it with dumplings today, but I'll post them on this recipe so that you know how to make them, they need about 2 hours in the slow cooker though.

I made the tomato soup  from this post last night.

Stew ingredients:

                          1 portion of the tomato soup

                          1 pack of stewing beef

                          1 parsnip

                          3 carrots

                          1 swede/turnip

                          8 potatoes

                          500ml water

                          200g pre cooked pinto beans


             Cook 200g of pinto beans in 1 litre of boiling water, you need to boil them for 10 minutes, then cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, then you need to drain and rinse before putting into the slow cooker.

             Put your tomato soup into your slow cooker and turn onto the high setting.

             Add your stewing beef.

             Peel and dice your vegetables and potatoes into nice, bite sized chunks.

             Add the 500ml of boiling water, put the lid on and leave for about 1-2 hours, then reduce to the low setting.

Ingredients for gluten free dumplings:

             200g gluten free flour

             100g gluten free suet

             Enough water to bring together to form a dough


             Weigh out your flour and suet.

              Add enough water to bring together, you will need to use your hands, it needs to be slightly sticky, but not wet.

              Form balls, I usually make about 10-12.

             Put them into the slow cooker with the stew at least 2 hours before you want to eat.

This is a brilliant dish for busy evenings, or if you don't mind having it without the dumplings for when you've been out all day so that you don't have to cook when you get in, them smell when you walk into the house is amazing, and I'm off to dish ours up now.

I got 6 good sized portions and some left over to freeze ( I'd say another 2-3 portions)

I hope you like it as much as we do,

Lupin Girl x

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