Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Lucy Parissi via Youtube


If you ask me what’s the most comforting recipe for the winter season, it’s definitely this beef stew and dumplings from Lucy Parissi. It’s one of my favorite dishes to warm up my family, not just during the cold season but every time I need a hearty meal for dinner. 


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It’s packed with veggies, and the flavors are just amazing. This will definitely become a staple to your home cooking once you try this today. Watch the video below to learn the full recipe, or continue reading down for the written instructions.


  • 2 lb braising/chuck steak, cubed
  • 2 tbsp flour, seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 cups of hot beef stock
  • 1/3 cup red wine (or dark ale or more beef stock)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or Worcestershire sauce)
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • 2 leeks, white parts only, sliced
  • 5 carrots, sliced
  • 4 parsnips, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • freshly chopped parsley

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley (or chives)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • water, as needed


Step 1

To start, toss the cubed beef with 2 tbsp flour seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside. Next, add 2 cups of hot beef stock, 3 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1/3 cup red wine, two cloves of minced garlic, and 3 tbsp tomato paste in your slow cooker, then season with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Mix well. After this, add the chopped onions, leeks, parsnips, and carrots. Stir them in to combine. Now, stir in the prepared beef, then add 2 bay leaves and a sprig of rosemary.

Dumping all the ingredients for the beef stew and dumplings in the slow cooker
Image credits: Lucy Parissi via Youtube


Step 2

Cover the slow cooker, set it to high, and cook for five hours. In the meantime, make the dumplings. Combine 1 cup self-raising flour, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, 2 tbsp grated parmesan, 1 tsp garlic granules, and 1/2 tsp salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well, then stir in 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt. Briefly knead the dough, adding water as needed. Once done, roll the dumplings and add them to the slow cooker. Cover again and continue to cook for another hour. Serve and enjoy!

Making the herby dumplings for the slow cooker beef stew
Image credits: Lucy Parissi via Youtube

Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Stew and Dumplings Recipe

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