Economical Beef Stew...

Recipe by JinxTheCat
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Fairly straightforward recipe, pre-heat oven to gas mark 5, or 190 C - I think around 350!
  • Chop Beef into cubes if necessary; add to the pot & cover with Stock.
  • Chop Onions, Celery, Carrots & Potato; add to the pot.
  • Crush Garlic, Chop Thyme & Oregano; add to the pot.
  • Stir in half a teaspoon of all spice and give the whole contents of the pot a good stir.
  • Cook in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare your dumplings while this is doing - see my other recipe.
  • After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and put the dumplings on the top of the stew, puch them in gently so half of each is 'hidden' - they will sink into the stew.
  • Cook again for another 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, check the stew is not too dry (dumplings suck a lot of moisture up and so you may want to add another cup of boiling water). Once you have done that, or dodn't need to, cook for a final ten minutes.
  • Serve. Either alone or with some fresh bread -- mmm.