Slow Cooker Beef Casserole & Dumplings Recipe | Slimming Recipe

I don't know about you, but when it comes to Autumn/Winter, Slow Cooking is the best! All the delicious casseroles and slow cooked meals go so perfectly with the chill in the air.

This is my Slimming World friendly beef casserole with dumplings.

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The syns that I have included below are for 2 dumplings, and I think totally worth it. Sometimes, we just need to have something a little naughtier in our diet!

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The more veg the better!

The great thing with casseroles is that you can literally chuck as much veg in as you possibly can! If you have veg that needs using up, then this dish is perfect.

Save calories and carbs by cutting out the dumplings/potatoes

As amazing as the dumplings are, if you are on a healthy eating plan they can be adding extra calories. Leave them out to make this dish even healthier.

Don't have a slow cooker?

This meal can be cooked on a low heat in the oven.

 Slow Cooker Beef Casserole & Dumplings Recipe

Extra Easy Syn Value: 6 Syns (for 2 dumplings per person)

Healthy Extras: None

All syn calculations are my own, and are for guidance only. I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way. These are meals and recipes that I have followed myself. This website is unofficial and in no way part of or representative of Slimming World. You should check with Slimming world for the most up to date Syn values using official resources such as the Syns calculator, Syns Online on LifelineOnline or by calling the Syns Hotline on (0906) 851 8518.

You will need:


750g Lean stewing beef, all visible fat removed, diced
1 Large red onion, roughly chopped
Low calorie cooking spray
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
600ml beef stock (Can be made up from a cubes)
1 tbsp Tomato purée
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
200g carrots, chopped
100g mushrooms, chopped
200g Jersey Royal potatoes, chopped
Handful of frozen peas
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp smoked paprika

100g self-raising flour
Pinch salt and  black pepper
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 tsp olive oil

You can also try out my syn free cous cous dumplings!


Add all the casserole ingredients into your slow cooker and mix well.

Cook on low for 7 hours, or high for 3 hours. If you don't have a slow cooker, cook in the oven at 160 for 2 hours.

To make the dumplings, add the flour to a mixing bowl with the salt and pepper. Add the egg and oil and mix, adding just enough cold water to bring it together as a dough (about 4 tbsp). Separate out into 8 dumplings.

Be careful not to add too much water as this will ruin the dumplings and they will turn to mush!

Add the dumplings in the last 20 minutes of cooking.


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