• 500 g blade steak, trimmed and diced
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 rashers bacon, diced
  • 530 g can Wattie’s Just Add Hearty Beef Casserole Simmer Sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
  • 750 g bag Wattie’s Recipe Mix Winter Veges
  • -Herb Dumplings-
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs
  • ½ cup lite milk

1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan, brown the meat on all sides over a high heat. Transfer to a casserole dish.

2. Gently fry the onion, garlic and bacon in the remaining oil until tender, but not brown. Pour over, Wattie’s Just Add Hearty Beef Casserole Simmer Sauce with red wine, 1/2 cup water and thyme.

3. Stir well and bring to the boil, pour over browned steak, cover and cook at 180°C for 1 hour.

4. Stir frozen Wattie’s Recipe Mix Winter Veges into the hot casserole, cover and return to the oven for a further 12 minutes.

5. Sift self raising flour into a bowl, scatter with mixed herbs, season with salt and pepper, mix together and makea well in the centre. Pour in the milk stir to combine. Place spoonfuls of dumplings around the edge of the hot casserole, cover and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until the dumplings are well risen and cooked through.

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Reviews (11)

Neil's Review | Rating

A good hearty meal on a cold night.I am a big fan of dumplings,great to soak up the gravy!

Jenny's Review | Rating

This is a great tasting casserole and the dumplings were delicious and so easy to make. The whole family enjoyed this one!

Diane's Review | Rating

Lovely Winter warmer

Rosemary's Review | Rating

really tasty and easy to make

Ian's Review | Rating

I'm old fashioned and like dumpling stew, great for that cold winter day. Excellent.

Tess's Review | Rating

A firm family favourite but I was wondering why the no salt? "Gotta" have salt.

Rachel's Review | Rating

Tried this tonight after finding it on the website. Was a winner...had the hubby raving! Really easy to make and really tasty.

Carly's Review | Rating

such an easy recipe, i do this in the slow cooker just before work and add dumplings when i get home. I love cheese so I added a cup or maybe two of grated cheese to the dumping recipe and they turned out great!

brenda glover's Review | Rating

Cooked this wonderful masterpiece tonight, it was so yummy, hubby said "you can make this anytime". When I was mixing the dumplings I thought it looked to runny,was going to add more flour to thicken. Glad I didnt..Brenda

Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

Wonderful, hearty meal and the dumplings were great to soak up all the juices!! All enjoyed, even the two kids! Awesome meal for winter days!! What size casserole dish though?? My caserole dish seemed too small are I was unable to put all the Wattiew Veges in, and NO WAY I'd fit th dumplings on too!!! So what size casserole dish is best please?? I just cooked the dumplings separately and were still delicious! Highly Reccommend!!

Reply from Food in a Minute team

Hi Sarah, you can use a casserole dish that's about 1.5 - 2 litre capacity. Thanks!

Douglas BLACKIE's Review | Rating

A really tasty casserole and the best dumplings I had for a long time.So easy to make.