Beef stew with maize herb dumplings

Beef Stew with Maize Herb Dumplings

(Serves 4)


  • 45ml (3tbsp) oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1kg stewing beef
  • 4 tomatoes, peeled and diced or 1 can (410g) ALL GOLD Diced Tomatoes
  • 10ml (2tsp) cayenne pepper
  • 2ml (1/2tsp) mixed dry herbs
  • 1pkt (50g) brown Onion Soup, dissolved in 625ml (2 ½ cups) water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 250ml (1 cup) GOLDEN CLOUD Self-Raising Flour
  • 125ml (½ cup) ACE SUPER MAIZE MEAL
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh parsley
  • 50g margarine
  • Salt to taste
  • Water


  1. Heat oil and fry onion and meat until meat has browned.
  2. Add tomatoes, paprika and mixed herbs, cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add brown onion soup, check seasoning, bring to the boil, simmer gently for 1 hour or until meat is tender.

To make dumplings:

  1. Rub margarine into GOLDEN CLOUD Self-Raising Flour and ACE Super Maize Meal until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add herbs and enough water to form a stiff dough.
  3. Divide into 8 dumplings, drop dumplings into stew at about 30 minutes before the end of cooking time.
  4. Cover and cook until fluffy and golden brown.


Try with different meat variations to mix things up.
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