Gluten Free Mince with Dumplings to warm you in winter.
As I mentioned in my Christmas Pudding recipe I could only find one supermarket selling gluten free suet – Morrisons. You can also pick it up from good online gluten free food stockists, but being able to find it in a local supermarket on your way home form work is very convenient.
During the winter months there is nothing nicer on a Sunday afternoon than simmering away a hearty stew with dumplings. We hadn’t eaten mince and dumplings since I found out I was gluten intolerant as I hadn’t found a suitable alternative to suet to use to make the dumplings. After finding the suet (for making Gluten Free Christmas Puddings) I was delighted to be able to try it out in dumplings to see how they turned out.
The gluten free dumplings are a little lighter colour that non gluten free dumplings, but I think that is due to the gluten free flour rather than the suet itself, which is often a little paler and chalkier than regular flour. The taste was excellent though and they get the thumbs up from Tom and I!
|Prep Time||30 minutes|
|Cook Time||60 minutes|
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 Onion
- 1 Celery Stick
- Garlic Salt to taste
- 1 Carrot
- 250 g Mince
- 1 can Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
- 200 mL Beef Stock
- 75 mL Red Wine
- Finely chop the onion, celery and carrots
- Heat the olive oil in the largest pan you have, cook the onion, garlic, celery and carrots for about 15 minutes - stirring regularly
- Add the mince to the pan and cook until brown (usually 5-10 minutes)
- Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, beef stock and wine to the pan, turn up the heat and simmer for around 20-30 minutes - stir occasionally
- In a bowl mix the flour, suet, mixed herbs and salt. Once mixed add cold water to make a soft dough - probably around 100mL but add slowly to make sure you don't have a soggy mix. This will make around 6 dumplings.
- Place the dumplings on top of the simmering mince, cover the mince with a lid and keep simmering for approx 20 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked and risen.
I have replaced fresh garlic with garlic salt as Tom has a garlic intolerance. We found that he doesn't seem to react to garlic salt so we add a little of that instead of fresh garlic, which definitely does bother him when he has it.
Finally a decent gluten free dumpling recipe!!!
I tried Jamie Olivers recipe which used shredded butter.
Thank you so much ?❤️