Rate My Plate hero Carol C unveils ultimate meal to line stomach for Cheltenham Festival

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Cheltenham Festival is back with a bang.

This week, thousands of revellers are heading to the races to place their bets.

And as the event is known for its booze, there’s bound to be plenty of debauched antics ahead.

To avoid being consumed with drunkenness, racegoers are advised to line their stomachs before arriving.

So what should they be eating to avoid getting too sozzled?

To create the perfect pre-Cheltenham dish, Daily Star Online has enlisted the help of Carol C.

The amateur cook is the much-loved creator of the Rate My Plate group on Facebook.

As around 7,000 loyal fans keep up with her recipes, we thought she’d be the best lass for the job.

Carol believes racegoers should prepare for the races by gobbling up some bacon stew.

She said: “The dish really lines the stomach, as it’s very bulky and filling especially if you add dumplings.”

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CHIEF COOK: Carol C is the legend behind the Rate My Plate Facebook page (Pic: FACEBOOK/RATE MY PLATE)

Here’s how to make Carol C’s bacon stew in five simple steps:

Ingredients needed

  • Soup and broth mix
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Beans
  • Bacon/gammon

Optional ingredients

  • Dumplings
  • Self raising flour
  • Suet
  • Turnip/leek

Carol C rate my plate recipe

DISH RESPECT: Line your stomach before Cheltenham Festival with this bulky dish (Pic: SUPPLIED)

Method

1. Soak soup mix in cold water over night

2. The next day, boil soup mix for 10 mins before rinsing again in cold water

3. Add hot water to pan, stir in soup mix and simmer for 30 mins

4. Chop carrots, onions and any other veg you are using – then add it to the pan

5. Cut bacon up into chunks, trying to get pieces the same size

If adding dumplings, follow these steps:

1. Add flour to bowl, before incorporating the suet

2. Add some water then roll the mixture into balls of even size

3. Only add dumplings to stew after one hour of cooking to make sure all the veg has softened first

4. After adding dumplings to pan, simmer for 20-30 mins allowing them to cook thoroughly

5. Serve and eat to line your stomach for the Cheltenham festivities

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