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Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings

Whip up this winter recipe for Sunday lunch.


  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 500g beef, cubed

  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced

  • 2 carrots, sliced

  • 2 tbsp plain flour

  • 375ml beer (dark ale)

  • 250ml beef stock

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour

  • 50g butter, chopped,

  • 1/2 tsp salt + a pinch of salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1 x 7g McCormick® Recipe Creations™ Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings

  • McCormick® Recipe Creations™ Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings Pack Includes:

  • 1 tsp minced McCormick® Garlic

  • 1 tsp McCormick® Paprika

  • 1 tsp McCormick® Marjoram leaves

  • 1 tsp ground McCormick® Sage

  • 1/2 tsp McCormick® Rosemary leaves

  • 1 tsp McCormick® Thyme leaves


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 170ºC.

  • 2.

    Heat oil in a large oven proof saucepan or stove top casserole dish, add beef and brown over medium - high heat. Remove from pan and set aside.

  • 3.

    Add onions, carrots, plain flour and Garlic to the pan and sauté until onions are softened and opaque.

  • 4.

    Stir in beer, beef stock, tomato paste, Paprika, Marjoram, Sage, salt and pepper and return meat to pan and mix well. Cover with lid and cook in oven for 1 1/2 hours. Recipe Creations ™

  • 5.

    After 1 1/2 hours remove pan from oven. In a mixing bowl combine self raising flour, butter, pinch of salt, Rosemary, Thyme and 1/4 cup water to form a sticky dough. Roughly shape 8 equal sized balls and spoon dough balls on top of casserole. Cover and cook for a further 15 - 20 minutes.

  • 6.

    Serve Beef Brew with creamy mash and steamed broccoli.


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