14 October 2012

Slow cooker - Lamb stew and dumplings

I only cooked this for the first time last weekend and it was amazing! Empty plates all round. It was inspired by a recipe from a recent Masterchef Australia episode as it looked so delicious and it's a great dish for this time of year.



Ingredients
Serves 5

For the stew
400g diced lamb
2 onions
2 carrots
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp thyme
1 tbsp parsley
2 bay leaves
400g cherry tomatoes
300ml of chicken stock

For the dumplings
150g suet
150g self raising flour
1 tsp parsley
150ml water





  • Chop the onions and fry them in a pan for a few minutes with the lamb until browned. Add them to the slow cooker.
  • Peel and chop the carrots and add them to the slow cooker. Then add the tomato puree, cherry tomatoes, herbs and stock. Give it a stir and cook on auto for 3 hours. Add a little more stock if necessary.
  • Make the dumplings by combining the suet with the flour, parsley and water in a bowl to form a soft dough. Roll the dough out into a sausage approx 8 inches long and cut into pieces around 2cm. Roll each piece into a ball and place them into the slow cooker after the 3 hours. 
  • Cook for around 15 minutes with the stew, until the dumplings are hot all the way through, remove the bay leaves and serve.
  • Scoff!

We enjoyed this with green veg and mash potato.

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15 comments :

  1. That looks lovely. You can't beat a stew on a winters evening. I sometimes use a bit of mint in dumplings too which is nice with lamb.

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  2. Just the right meal now the nights are getting darker and colder - Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Always looking for a slow cooker recipe. This one's great as there's not too many ingredients.

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  4. I love a nice slow cooked stew.

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  5. this looks lvely very homely and lovely for when you have been out in the cold

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  6. This looks really good I am thinking of getting a slow cooker and will give it a try.

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  7. Definitely my kind of recipe for this kind of weather.

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  8. The weather is horrible this Easter Sunday - this lamb stew might be just the job!

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  9. Lovely recipe, ideal winter warmer, thank you for sharing

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  10. Followed this recipe today absolutely amazing my kids loved it and there really fussy when it comes to meat thank you

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