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Rich, comforting and incredibly satisfying, this traditional beef casserole is in a class of its own. Serve with our herb dumplings for the ultimate crowd pleaser.
Serves: 6
  • 2 tbsp auzure Canola Oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1kg diced beef chuck
  • 2 tbsp The Healthy Baker Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine (or use stock)
  • 400g can tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • 300g green beans, cut into 3cm lengths
  • salt
  • pepper
For the dumplings:
  • 2 cups The Healthy Baker Self Raising Flour
  • 60g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • ¾ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  2. Heat auzure Canola Oil in a large flame proof casserole over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring, or until softened. Remove from pan.
  4. Brown beef in 2-3 batches, adding more auzure Canola Oil as necessary).
  5. Return all beef and onion mixture to pan and stir in flour, paste, red wine, tomatoes, beef stock and carrots.
  6. Cover and bake in oven for 2-3 hours or until meat is very tender. Check occasionally and add a little more stock if necessary.
  7. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
For the dumplings:
  1. Place self raising flour and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Using fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the parsley and chives.
  4. Make a well in centre of flour mixture and stir in enough milk to make a soft, sticky dough. Add a little more milk if necessary.
  5. Add green beans to stew.
  6. Increase oven heat to 200°C.
  7. Using floured hands, roll dough into 16 dumplings about the size of a walnut. Arrange dumplings about 3cm apart, on top of casserole.
  8. Cook in oven, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until dumplings are fluffy and cooked through. Serve.

Beef casserole with herb dumplings - auzure Canola Oil