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Semolina Dumpling with Beef Stew

Semolina Dumpling with Beef Stew

Turn this full-flavoured semolina dumpling with beef stew into new family favourites. Light and fluffy semolina dumpling serve with tender and full-flavoured beef stew. 

Last week I made Griessnockerlsuppe, it’s a famous semolina dumpling soup that you can find throughout Austria and Bavaria. Light and fluffy semolina dumpling serve in a bowl of clear homemade chicken or beef stock. It was so nice and delicious, the broth light and comforting. It was a kind of food you want to eat on a cold night or when you catch a cold.

Semolina Dumpling with Beef Stew

I pretty much would love to eat a bowl of griessnockerlsuppe when I need comfort food.

Semolina Dumpling with Beef Stew

Semolina dumpling 

  • 100 g coarse semolina
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper

Beef stew

  • 700 g beef brisket
  • 2 red chillies, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 200 g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper


For the semolina dumplings

  1. In a medium bowl beat the egg, oil and half of the water with a fork. Slowly add semolina, nutmeg, chopped parsley, salt and black pepper, whisking gently with a fork, add more water if needed. The consistency should be soft but not sticky. Cover and leave to rest for about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Heat up salted water in a large pan. Take 1 tablespoon of semolina mixture, using another spoon shape the semolina into a nice oval and put it into a simmering salted water. Work quickly with the remaining dumpling mixture.
  3. Cook the dumplings in a simmering water for about 10 minutes, until it comes to the surface. Once the dumplings floating in the surface, cook it for another 5 minutes. Remove the dumpling carefully, set aside.

for beef  stew

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large heavy-based ovenproof saucepan over high heat. Pat dry the beef with paper towels, season generously with salt and pepper. Cook the beef in batches for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove beef from the pan and set aside.
  2. Cook the onion for about 3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and chilli, cook for another 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, bay leaves, smoked paprika and beef stock, stir to combine.
  3. Return beef to the pan, close with a tight-fitting lid and put it in the oven. Cook for about 2 hours or until tender.
  4. Serve beef stew with semolina dumplings, garnish with chopped parsley.

Semolina dumpling with beef stew

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