Savoury Mince with Cheese Dumplings

Filling, comforting & tasty...the perfect dish for cold winter nights, need I say more?! Savoury mince with lovely cheesy dumplings, slightly crispy on the outside but light & fluffy on the inside! Add extra veg to the mince if you like but I've kept it simple here with just onion & carrot.


Serves 4 Approx 91p per serving

Prep time 20 minutes Cooking time 25 mins

Level 🍴🍴



  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 300 ml beef stock plus 1 extra stock cube
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (optional)
  • salt & pepper




For the dumplings:

  • 300g self raising flour
  • 150g suet (beef or veg whatever you have/prefer)
  • 60g grated cheddar

Brown the mince in batches in a large frying pan over medium heat. Set aside.

Add 2tbsp oil to the pan & cook the carrot for 5-6 minutes then add the onion & cook until soft.

Stir in the tomato puree & cook for 5 minutes then add the parsley & worcestershire sauce & stir again.

Add the mince back into the pan & mix everything together. Pour in the stock, season with salt & pepper, stir again & allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat & set aside to cool slightly while you make the dumplings.

Put the flour, suet & cheese into a large mixing bowl & season with pepper.

Mix the dry ingredients together then add enough cold water to make a pliable dough.

Bring the mixture together with your hands & divide into 8 equal portions.

Rub your hands with a little extra flour & roll each portion of dough into a ball.

Heat the oven to 200C/Fan 180/Gas 6

Transfer the mince to an ovenproof dish & arrange the dumplings on top.

Place in the oven for 25 minutes until the dumplings are golden & a little crispy on top.

Serve with extra veg if you like.

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