One Pot Beef And Dumplings Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 55 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
One Pot Beef and Dumplings Stew is loaded with vegetables in a thick sauce and topped with feather light Dumplings
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
  • 2 TB Oil
  • 750 g Beef strips or cubed – trimmed of all fat ( 1 1/2 pounds )
  • 2 TB Flour
  • 2 large Onions halved and sliced
  • 2 large Celery Ribs chopped
  • 250 g Frozen Mixed Vegetables defrosted (your favorite combination will do) ( 8 oz )
  • 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 t Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 1 t Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 TB Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 2 TB Butter
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Parsley chopped
  1. Place the Beef in a bowl and sprinkle over the Flour – stir to cover all the meat (you might need to add a little extra Flour)
  2. Heat the Oil in a large saucepan and stir-fry the Beef in three batches, removing the meat after each batch – keep aside
  3. Using the same saucepan, saute the Onion and Celery until soft and the Onion is golden – add the Mixed Vegetables and stir-fry another 2 minutes – add back the meat
  4. Add the Beef Stock, Herbs, Salt and Black Pepper – cover and simmer over medium heat until the meat is soft (about 1 1/2 hours) – add more boiling Water if needed – you will want enough sauce to cover the meat/vegetables and more when done, as the dumplings must still be placed on top to cook
  1. Sift together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt – rub in the Butter
  2. Add the Milk and mix with a fork until a batter has formed (more of a batter than a dough)
  3. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the Batter over the meat and vegetables, making sure the bottoms are in the sauce
  4. Sprinkle over the Parsley and simmer, covered, another 20 – 25 minutes over medium heat until the dumplings are cooked