Serves: 1

Mince and Oaty Dumplings

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Mince and Oaty Dumplings

Satisfy your senses with these hearty warmers

  • spray oil
  • 400 g lean steak mince
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 sticks celery (chopped)
  • 4 carrots (cut into matchsticks strips)
  • 600 ml hot beef stock (made with 1 beef stock cube)
  • few shakes Worcestershire sauce
  • few sprigs sage and thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp cornflour

Oaty Dumplings:

  • 60 g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 30 g oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp low-fat spread
  • 2 tbsp parsley, sage and thyme (chopped )
  • cold water
  1. Spray a large pan with oil and place over low heat, add mince.
  2. Stir 3 minutes, until mince is browned all over.
  3. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrots, and cook gently until tender.
  4. Stir in stock, Worcestershire sauce, herbs and seasoning, and bring to the boil.
  5. Cover, lower heat and simmer gently 20 minutes.
  6. Stir occasionally.
  7. Mix the cornflour with a little cold water and add to mince.
  8. Cook further 5-10minutes.


  1. Mix together flour and oatmeal in a large bowl, and using fingertips lightly rub in low-fat spread.
  2. Stir in chopped herbs and enough cold water to mix to soft dough.
  3. Shape into 4 dumplings and add to the mince.
  4. Cook 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the herbs, season to taste and serve hot with steamed green vegetables.