Traditional stout and Beef Stew with Herb yogurt Dumplings

Traditional stout and Beef Stew with Herb yogurt Dumplings

A stew, in the cold winter months is such a nourishing family meal. I have chosen to add some dumplings as they are a favourite of mine but you can just as easily leave them out. Kefir Irish Yogurts Clonakilty is a brilliant product. it is packed with calcium, promote gut health, is 0% fat for diet-conscious and taste and have a texture that is really good, make it ideal to use in this recipe.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish, slow cooker
Servings 4



  • 1 kg beef rib-roast or cheeks diced.
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 200 g chestnut Mushrooms quartered - optional
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce optional
  • 500 ml Guinness
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  • 200 g self raising flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ onion Very finely diced
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped
  • 200 ml Kefir Irish Yogurts Clonakilty


  • In a large sauté pan or casserole, preheat over high heat. Add the pieces of beef, in batches, and sear quickly until coloured or sealed all over. Remove each batches caramelised into the slow cooker bowl. Seasoning each batches with salt and pepper.
  • Add the vegetables in the sauté pan too if desired and sauté for 2 minutes, still over high heat colouring the vegetables. Add the Guinness and bring to boil to lift any caramelisation from the pan.
  • Remove from the heat. Transfer in the slow cooker bowl with the meat.
  • Then, pour in the Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the tomato puree, mustard seeds, and herbs like rosemary. Season well and combine the flavours.
  • Cover with the slow cooker bowl, and cook over low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours until the meat and vegetables are tender and the sauce has a light consistency. Don’t worry if it is a little liquid , the dumplings will absorb it once in.
  • Once the beef is cooked, prepare the dumpling.
  • Combine the self-rising flour, salt and pepper, finely diced onion and fresh parsley and chives together. Mix well. Gently stir in enough yogurt to create a dough a little softer than a scone mixture. Using a spoon, create portions of dumplings spooning them if made in advance on a tray lined with parchment paper. Keep them covered in the fridge until needed.
  • About 1 hour before serving the stew or the stew is ready, drop in the dumplings over the mixture. Place the lid back on the slowcooker bowl and let them to cook for about 50-60 minutes.
  • Once plump and cooked , serve warm or enjoy within a few days .
  • Remember a stew taste even better on the next day.
Keyword Beef, Kevin Dundon, slow cooker, stew

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