My One Pot Easy Stew and Dumplings


So now the days are cooler it’s time to start eating more warming foods and this one is my absolute favourite dish to have. I would happily have it every week through autumn and winter.


  1. Start with a large casserole/stock pot and add vegetables, I add….
  • Potatoes (I cut medium ones in half but Tom prefers them quite small so it’s up to you)
  • 4 large carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 parsnips (peeled and sliced)
  • Half a large swede (peeled and cut into small chunks)
  • 1 large onion (chopped into small chunks)
  • occasionally I add a leak


This is just how I do it but it really is about preference.

2. Add 2 tins of stewing steak. Princes is the best but you can get cheaper versions and they’re sold at all major supermarkets. Or you can use chunks of beef but cooking time will be about 30 mins longer.

3. Fill with water until you cover all the vegetables, usually just over half the pot.

4. Cook on the stove on gas mark 5 for 30 mins.

5. Add the dumpling and cook for a further 15 mins.

6. Make a large thick gravy, add and mix till its all gravy based. This will usually fill it almost to the top.

7. Cook on low until all veg and dumplings are cooked (usually another 5 mins) and serve.




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6 Responses to My One Pot Easy Stew and Dumplings

  1. Emma says:

    This is so perfect for autumn and looks so yummy. I love one pot meals, makes life so much easier for when there are little ones running around.

  2. Gill Jacob says:

    Love a good stew on cold days x Great idea here as always takes so long to make – thanks xxx

  3. Ohhhh I’ve never even thought to use tinned steak! I might have to check this out. You can’t beat a good beef stew and dumplings on a chilly day. Thanks for joining in with the first #MBFSL

  4. This sounds and looks perfect and is making me really hungry! #MBFSL

  5. Candace says:

    This is why I love this time of year! Just love stews if all types

  6. Jess says:

    This sounds gorgeous, you can’t beat a lovely warming stew when it’s cold out! #MBFSL

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