I totally played this by ear and I’m happy to say it was delicious. Mike had two huge bowls and he rarely has seconds!
Two large potatoes
Two large carrots
Stewing beef – 1 pound (ish)
Two stalks of celery
two large cloves of garlic
2 tbsps tomato paste
I can of beer
two cups of water
2 tbsps of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of red wine
Pinch of tyme
Salt and pepper
Ummmmm I don’t remember. BUT it’s easy to find recipes for dumplings online.
I added a pinch of rosemary and some cheddar cheese to the batter for extra flavour.
Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the beef and brown.
Remove the beef and put in the crockpot (did I mention this is a crockpot recipe?)
Saute the chopped onion, celery, and chopped garlic cloves. Add to crockpot.
Add everything else to the crockpot, cover, and cook on low for 4 hrs.
I transfered the cooked stew to a large pot and let it simmer over the stove. I added the dumplings to cook about 20 minutes before serving.