When you hear cobbler, you most likely think of blackberries or peaches. However, this Beef Cobbler is a savory take on the classic pot pie. The beef filling includes classic stew vegetables like carrots, leeks, and onions and is made in a rich beef stock and red wine sauce. Covered with savory parmesan and rosemary scones, this beef and vegetable cobbler is a hearty dinner option on a cold winter evening.


  • 1 kilogram stewing beef (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil (for frying)
  • 2 onions (sliced in rings)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and sliced in rings)
  • 1 leek (chopped)
  • 1 stick celery (chopped, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 600 milliliters beef stock
  • 600 milliliters red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 150 grams self-rising cake flour
  • 100 grams wholemeal flour (self-rising)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary (finely chopped)
  • 80 grams grated parmesan
  • 175 milliliters whole milk
  • 1 beaten egg (for brushing)
  • cheddar cheese (Grated, for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Place the flour, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  3. Dip the diced beef in the flour and shake off any excess flour.
  4. Heat the oil in an oven proof dish with lid. Gently fry the beef in batches until brown, and set aside.
  5. Add a little more oil and gently fry the onions, carrots, leek, and celery until the onions are soft.
  6. Add the tomato puree.
  7. Return the meat to the dish and cover with the wine, stock, and bay leaves.
  8. Stir well and bring to the boil.
  9. Cover with the lid and place in the center of the oven.
  10. Cook for at least 1 1/2 hours. Add more stock as necessary to prevent drying out.
  11. If not using a casserole dish, it may be cooked on the stovetop on low heat.
  12. Meanwhile, prepare the scones in a large bowl, add the 2 types of flour, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
  13. Make a well in the center and add the milk, a little at a time, until it forms a dough. Do not use a food mixer as this will cause the scones to come out hard and heavy.
  14. Shape the dough into a dough ball, add a little milk as necessary.
  15. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1 1/2 cm.
  16. With a cookie cutter of 6 cm diameter, cut out the scones.
  17. Repeat this action with the remaining dough. Cover with a towel and set aside.
  18. When the stew is cooked, remove from the oven and increase the temperature to 220C.
  19. Brush the scones with beaten egg and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  20. Place on top of the stew and return to the oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the scones are golden and the cheese is bubbly.
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NutritionView more



Calories630Calories from Fat140
Total Fat15g23%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat140
Total Carbohydrate76g25%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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