A Winter's Walk Beef and Carrot Stew With Herb Crusted Dumplings

135 mins (prep 15, cooking 120)
22 ingredients
4 servings
I named this A Winter's Walk Beef Stew, as it is JUST the kind of hearty and welcoming meal to come back to after a cold and energetic winter's walk! The dumplings are baked for the last 20 minutes on top of the stew and are deliciously crisp and golden, but still fluffy and light underneath. This can be made with minced beef/ground beef as well as braising/stewing steak or chuck steak. I have allowed 2 dumplings per person here - please adapt the quantities to suit, but we always find 2 dumplings each very satisfying! There is no need to serve much else with this filling comforting stew, maybe some steamed cabbage, baby potatoes or greens would be nice.....or a few extra carrots. This serves 4 people with very generous helpings. You may need a walk AFTERWARDS!! A nice glass of robust red wine or a pint of ale would be great accompaniments! This can be made in a crockpot - up to the dumpling stage and then the stew can be put into an ovenproof dish and baked with the dumplings. Likewise, if you are going for a pre-dinner walk - make the stew right up to the dumpling stage, and then finish off when you get home.

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Serving Size (139.41 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 285.82 Calories from Fat 68.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.58g 46.62%
Saturated Fat 3.96g 79.24%
Trans Fat 0.23g %
Cholesterol 15.24mg 20.32%
Sodium 239.4mg 39.9%
Total Carbohydrate 48.57g 64.76%
Dietary Fiber 6.44 g 103.02%
Sugars 0.84 g %
Protein 9.62g 76.93%
Vitamin A 217.05IU% Vitamin C 0.54mg%
Calcium 31.09mg% Iron 2.6mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean ground beef, medium onions, large carrots, small, chopped plum tomatoes, grated, frozen butter