Customer Sales and Support Centre by free phone on 0800 1 88884 or Martha's Guinness & beef stew with herb dumplings, 20 minutes 2. 2 The next day, drain the beef, keeping the marinade. 4. Stir in the mushrooms, bay leaves, broth, tomato paste, and Guinness; bring to a boil, then cover and put into the oven. Serve with buttery mashed potato and steamed greens. If you'd like to comment further on this recipe you can do so in the

In two batches, fry the meat on all sides on a high heat for 5 minutes. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large casserole dish. Add 4-5 tablespoons of cold water and stir until a thick dough forms. Leave it like this for 2-2½ hours. To learn more about how we use the cookies, please see our cookies policy, This site requires JavaScript for certain features to work, but this

Mix everything together (adding only half the parsley) in a bowl with a splash of water to form a firm dough. There really is nothing like a rich, meaty stew with fluffy dumplings to bring you comfort on a cold winter’s day. Brown all over, then remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate. Add more fat if necessary in between batches.

Add the herbs to a bowl along with the flour, suet and salt. Bring to the boil, then place the

Divide into 8 balls. Season well.

First, make the dumplings. Pinch of sea salt. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into large chunks When the 2 hours are up, remove the lid from the stew and arrange the dumplings on the top. • Adapted from a recipe first published in Good Cook (Hodder and Stoughton, 2000), Soups and stews: Venison is a very lean meat – good for the heart but a little low on flavour so I've put in some bacon for the animal-fat lovers amongst us, Soups and stews: Tamarind is a great investment of flavour, bringing its own fruity sweet-sourness to everything from chutneys to curries to stews, Soups and stews: One of my favourite slow-cooks: definitely rustic, but the flageolets give it a touch of class, Soups and stews: This dish takes a while from start to finish, but luckily, it's the meat that does the work not you, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes. Customer comment 5 Bring to the boil, skim and turn the heat down low. 1 Marinate the beef overnight in half of the Guinness and the bay leaves. to 25 minutes, The Waitrose & Partners farm, Leckford Estate. Place a pan over a medium heat, add the oil and when it is hot, brown the beef in batches and place into a slow cooker. Towards the end of cooking, make the dumplings. 1 large onion, finely chopped Spoon out portions of the dough about the size of a ping pong ball, roll them with your hands, and place on a cookie sheet.

Mean while, make the dumplings.