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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.

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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  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.

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

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

  4. I love a nice slow cooked stew.

  5. Yum this looks delicious!

  6. This looks a good one to try

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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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