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This is awesome!! Right up our street.. The meat just fell to pieces and with the dumplings Wow!! I could not get fresh thyme so had to use dried Grrrr.. I much prefer using fresh.. I cooked all the mushroom, onion, bacon and then meat in a large fry pan and then added it to my crock pot with stock, beer etc and cooked on low for 3 hours as I had to go out.. Perfect way to just leave something and not worry about it.. I then turned the heat to high and made dumplings and cooked for a further 30 minutes.. The end result was so gorgeous and so full of flavour. We loved the herb dumplings they were delicious.. I served ours over garlic chive mashed potato for a seriously yummy dinner... A real winner for us Pat
This is very good over mashed potatoes. I used eye round but I think chuck would be a better choice. I used dried herbs which seemed to work fine and I forgot to add the flour to the broth mixture so my stew was more liquidy than it probably should be but very tasty anyways. I had some minor problems with the conversions but this was a very tasty supper with very little work. Thanks for sharing!