Monday, January 4, 2010

Beef Steak and Dumplings with Onion Gravy

An ultimate creation! I had plenty of odds and ends left in my fridge from my New Year's Eve feast. Isn't it wonderful how the same ingredients (plus a couple others) can create a completely different yet super delicious meal!

So check this out. I whipped it together in less than 20 minutes!
(Feeds 2 people)
1 small sirloin steak (my steak on New Year's Eve was actually half of 1 large steak) - cubed
3 tbsp flour
1/4 onion - chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
3/4 cup mushrooms - sliced
3 spring onions - sliced
3/4 cup beef or onion stock
1/2 cup beer
Some potato dumplings (use whatever kind of potato dumplings you have or prefer, I had some gnocchi in my fridge)
pepper to taste (no added salt should be necessary as the stock will be salty)
2 tbsp mascarpone (optional but strongly recommended for added richness)
small handful of fresh basil - chopped

- Saute onions with butter and olive oil
- meanwhile coat beef cubes with half the flour and some pepper
- add beef to the pan with the onions. brown the beef then add remaining flour, spring onion and mushrooms. Cook for another minute then gradually add the beef stock and beer.
- Simmer and stir occasionally for 5-10 minutes, or until sauce reduces and starts to thicken, then stir in the mascarpone and basil
- toss in the dumplings

Serve with crusty french bread (unless you're eating allot of dumplings, but I'd recommend to eat only a few dumpling so you have room in your tummy to soak up the gravy with warm crusty bread).



Marek Y said...

Hmmmm, I wish I stayed home and enjoyed this with you!! xo

Anonymous said...

I will defo give this one a try! Is there a way to make your own dumplings?

Louis x

Sarah @ Taste My Plate said...

Hi Louis, I used store bought gnocch (I have to try make my own) this time, but traditional English stew dumplings would go great with this! Check out a recipe here -

Monique Napier said...

Can't wait to try this tonight!!! I'll let you know how it turns out :) Thanks so much for being my "go to" blog for meal ideas.

plasterer bristol said...

Top marks for this recipe. Tastes great. Thanks for sharing.


Sarah @ Taste My Plate said...

Thanks Simon! So glad you enjoyed :)