Easy Beef or Kangaroo Stew with Dumplings

This recipe has a difficulty rating of 'easy'icon-iron

Easy difficulty | Good source of iron
Serves 6


1kg beef or kangaroo meat, cubed

2 tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons paprika

425g can crushed tomatoes

2 medium onions, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 sticks celery, sliced

2 large carrots, thickly sliced

1 turnip, cut into large chunks

3 medium potatoes, cut into large chunks

1 cup red wine or stock

Dumpling ingredients

2 3/4 cups wholemeal self raising flour

1 teaspoon low fat margarine

1 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Toss meat, flour and paprika in a plastic bag, tip into a heavy casserole dish.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Press a piece of baking paper over the ingredients and cover closely with a lid. Cook for 2 hours without lifting the lid.
  5. Check for seasoning and tenderness, returning to oven if more cooking time is required.

Dumplings method

  1. In a bowl rub flour and margarine together.
  2. Add water until soft dough forms.
  3. Roll and cut into bite sized pieces and add to stew.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes until dumplings are firm.

Smart tip

  • Serve with mashed potatoes or steamed rice and steamed green vegetables.