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 and puddings in the corner) is a traditional North East of England, real stick-to-your-ribs meal and one of my favorite childhood dishes. Serve on its own or with peas.
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.
Side dish for mince and dumplings
Because this is a one pan meal, there really is no need for any side since there is carrots in with the meat (I do like peas, but you can mix them into the meat).
How to make Minced Beef and Dumplings?
Ground beef is browned with onions, carrots, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, red wine if you like and beef stock and then thickened with flour. Then you make the dumplings.
How to Make Dumplings?
The dumplings are made a little different in the U.S as they are in England. They are traditionally made with beef suet (beef fat) which in not available in the U.S. Vegetable shortening can be used, 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 a complete demonstration of the recipe in the video.
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