Homemade Minced Beef and Dumplings
Homemade Minced Beef and Dumplings are the best British comfort food. A hearty meal served hot and bubbly to warm you from the inside out and it’s all made in one pan.
Mince and Dumplings (also known as mince cobbler) is a traditional North East of England, real stick-to-your-ribs meal and one of my favorite childhood dishes.
The mince (as we call it in the UK) or minced beef part of this dish is similar to my traditional shepherd’s pie but beef is used instead of lamb and no Guinness.
The dish is started on the stovetop to brown the meat then transferred to the oven to cook the carrots and brown the dumplings that are crispy on the outside and soft inside.
I like to add carrots to my minced beef and dumplings, this way you don’t have to make a vegetable side dish.
This is a traditional Northeast of England, real stick-to-your-ribs meal and one of my favorite childhood dishes.
How to make Minced Beef and Dumplings?
Ground beef is sautéed with onions, carrots, Worcestershire sauce, beef stock thickened with flour.
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How to Make Dumplings?
The dumplings are made a little different as they are made in England because they are traditionally made with beef suet (beef fat) which is not available in the U.S. I also offer options without suet. Vegetable shortening can be used for the dumplings or a healthier choice, refined (unflavored) coconut oil.
Flour, baking powder, salt and parsley are mixed with beef suet, vegetable shortening or coconut oil. Water is added until the dough forms. The dough is rolled into balls and placed on top of the beef. The entire pan is baked until the dumplings are crispy and brown.
You can see the complete demonstration in the video.