Beef casserole with cheese dumplings

Recipe from: 8/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 24
Servings 6
Time

Ingredients

  • CASSEROLE
  • oil for frying
  • 125
    ml
    cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2
    kg
    stewing steak, cubed
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1
    celery stalk, cut into strips
  • 2
    green or red peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1
    beef stock cube
  • 250
    ml
    boiling water
  • 425
    g
    whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 5
    ml
    brown sugar
  • 2
    ml
    each dried basil, thyme and origanum
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • CHEESE BALLS
  • 750
    ml
    water
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 250
    ml
    mealie meal
  • 15
    ml
    margarine
  • 250
    ml
    Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1
    extra-large egg, whisked
  • 1
    ml
    paprika
 

Method

2 hours
 
Preheat the oven to 200 ºC (400 ºF). Spray an ovenproof dish with nonstick spray. Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Combine the cake flour, salt and black pepper on a plate. Roll the beef cubes in the seasoned cake flour and fry until brown. Remove from the pan and set aside. Stir-fry the onion, garlic, celery and green pepper in a little oil in the same saucepan until glossy. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water and add to the saucepan with the meat, tomato, sugar, herbs and bay leaf. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is tender and a flavoursome sauce has formed. Remove the bay leaf and turn everything into the prepared oven dish. To prepare the cheese dumplings, bring 500 ml (2 c) of the water to the boil in a saucepan. Add the salt and mealie meal to the remaining water and add to the boiling water in the saucepan. Stir well, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and boil until done, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the margarine, cheese and egg. Cool slightly. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on top of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and bake uncovered for about 25 to 30 minutes until done. Serve with rice. Serves 6.
 

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