Beef Casserole with Stilton and Herb Dumplings

2014-09-15
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:45 h
  • Ready In : 2:00 h

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Beef casserole with Stilton and herb dumplings.Beef with Stilton and vegetables cooked in halogen (turbo oven). Delicious!!!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound (480 g) stewing beef
  • olive oil
  • 2 red onions,peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic,peeled and roughly crushed
  • 2 sweet potatoes,peeled and diced
  • 4 carrots,peeled and diced
  • 2 cups (500 ml) stout
  • 1 2/3 oz (50 g) pearl barley
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • handful of thyme,chopped
  • FOR DUMPLINGS:
  • 4 oz (120 g) self-raising flour
  • 1 2/3 oz (50 g) suet
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 2/3 oz (50 g) Stilton,crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 2/3 cups (400 ml) hot beef stock

Method

Step 1

In a small mixing bowl,combine all-purpose flour,paprika,salt and black pepper. Stir and set aside.

Step 2

Rinse well the beef,then coat with flour mixture.

Step 3

In a casserole dish(make sure it fits in your turbo oven),preheat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add seasoned beef and cook until browned. Remove meat from the heat and set aside.

Step 4

Add sliced onion and garlic and cook until onion starts soften.

Step 5

Add red sweet potato and diced carrots and cook for few minutes. return the beef back in the casserole dish.

Step 6

Pour on the stout,stirring well. Add pearl barley,brown sugar,bay leaves and thyme. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

Step 7

Cook the casserole for a further 5 minutes.

Step 8

Preheat halogen (turbo) oven to 320 F (160 C). transfer the casserole dish on low rack of the halogen oven. Cover with a lid and cook for 50 minutes.

Step 9

For the dumplings:In a mixing bowl,combine self-raising flour flour and suet. Season with salt and black pepper and mix in the fresh parsley and crumbled cheese.

Step 10

Add a little water at the time until you have formed a pliable dough. Form into small balls and set aside.

Step 11

Check the casserole after 50 minutes. Add hot beef stock and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Step 12

Remove the lid and add dumplings. Cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.

Step 13

Serve beef casserole with Stilton and herb dumplings immediately.

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