• 6servings
  • 145minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

VitaminsA, B3, B9, C, P
MineralsCopper, Natrium, Chromium, Silicon, Potassium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 300g (10oz) mixed dried beans

  2. 1 large onion

  3. 2-3 cloves garlic

  4. 450g (1lb) carrots

  5. 450g (1lb) potatoes (Charlottes for preference)

  6. 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes

  7. 1 tablespoon tomato puree or paste

  8. 60g (2oz) red lentils

  9. 60g (2oz) pearl barley

  10. 1 rounded teaspoon paprika

  11. 1/2 teaspoon oregano

  12. 1/2 teaspoon basil

  13. 1/2 teaspoon parsley

  14. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  15. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  16. 2-3 bay leaves

  17. 1L (2 pints) water, or to cover

  18. 110g (4oz) self-raising flour

  19. 60g (2oz) vegetable suet (eg Atora light)

  20. 1 teaspoon chives

  21. water to mix dumplings

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Put beans in a large bowl with 1 1/2 pints water, cover and leave to soak overnight.

  2. Peel and slice onion, peel and finely chop garlic, peel and cut carrots into chunks, cut potatoes into chunks.

  3. Put beans and soaking water into a large pan with the prepared vegetables and add tomatoes, tomato puree, lentils, pearl barley and herbs and spices.

  4. Add enough water to cover, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. (Note: I make mine in a pressure cooker, cooking for 25 minutes at 15 lb pressure. If you do this, ensure you follow the instructions for your cooker carefully.)

  5. When the beans are cooked, remove the bay leaves. Mix the flour, suet and chives in a bowl and add enough cold water to make a slightly sticky dough.

  6. Place tablespoons of the dumpling mixture carefully on the surface of the stew (this amount of mixture should make 6).

  7. Cover and simmer for a further 20 minutes, turning the dumplings over for the last 5 minutes of cooking. (Note: if using a pressure cooker, DO NOT pressure cook the dumplings, just put the lid on.)

  8. Makes about 6 good-sized portions with a dumpling in each.

  9. You can freeze this stew in individual (1 pint) microwavable containers. Microwave each frozen portion for about 8 to 10 minutes to serve.


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