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Beef in beer with herb dumplings

Beef In Beer With Herb Dumplings Recipe

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Jamallah Bergman


A nice hearty stew on the coldest winter nights!


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 servings
25 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • STEW

  • 2 Tbsp
    corn oil
  • 2
    large onions, thinly sliced
  • 8
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpse flour
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2 lb
    12oz stewing steak,cut in cubes
  • 1 3/4 c
    stout (generous)
  • 2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh thyme

  • 3/4
    self-rising flour (generous)
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c
    shredded suet
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 Tbsp
    water, as needed

How to Make Beef in beer with herb dumplings


  1. Preheat the oven to 325. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole. Add the onions and carrots and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the onions are softened. Meanwhile, place the flour in a plastic bag and season with salt and pepper. Add the stewing steak to the bag, tie the top and shake well to coat. Do this in batches, if necessary.
  2. Remove the vegetables from the casserole with the perforated spoon to reserve. Add the stewing steak to the casserole, in batches, and cook, stirring frequently until browned all over. Return all the meat and the onions and carrots to the casserole and sprinkle in any remaining seasoned flour. Pour in the stout and add the sugar, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a boil,cover and transfer to the preheated oven to bake for 1 3/4 hours.
  3. To make the herb dumplings, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Stir in the suet and parsley and add enough of the water to make a soft dough. Shape into small balls between the palms of your hands. Add to the casserole and return to the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaves and serve, sprinkled with parsley.

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About Beef in beer with herb dumplings

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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