Beef Casserole and Dumplings

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Good for those cold winter nights. This is one of our favourite old time comfort food recipes adapted from a book "Classic Kiwi Recipes". It reminds me of the dishes my Grandmother and Mother made when I was young.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180deg C.
  2. Cut steak into 2 1/2 cm cubes.
  3. Peel and slice onion, carrots and parsnip.
  4. Mix flour, salt and pepper and toss beef in this.
  5. Heat oil in frying pan, add beef and brown lightly.
  6. Add onion and any remaining flour, stir 2 minutes.
  7. Add carrots, parsnip, stock and vinegar.
  8. Stir until boiling, then transfer to a casserole dish.
  9. Cover and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  10. Increase oven heat to 200degC to ensure casserole is boiling.
  11. Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  12. Rub in butter, add parsley and mix in enough milk to make a soft dough.
  13. Divide into 8 pieces and form into balls.
  14. Drop into the bubbling casserole, cover and reduce heat to 180degC again.
  15. Cook for 20-25 minutes without lifting the lid.


Most Helpful

This was a nice easy casserole to make and very tasty. I added potato and garlic, it reminded me of my mothers cooking on a cold winters night.

tansc65 June 21, 2007

I made this last night, tweaked it just a little, and the results were excellent - thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, it's a good one!

BowerBird September 04, 2005

Jen at our party this was the mens favorite casserole, it is comfort food thats for sure. We didn't change a thing. Very easy to make, get for pot luck or weekday meal. Thanks, great recipe.

Dancer^ May 24, 2005

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