Spice Bean & Mince Stew

Full Cream AmasiTraditional Style Butter
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Recipe Information



30 mins

prep time:

20 mins

cook time:

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For the Stew:

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 30 ml First Choice Olive Oil
  • salt & pepper for seasoning
  • 10 ml paprika
  • 15 ml barbeque spice
  • 5 ml chilli flakes
  • 300 ml tomato, chopped
  • 100 ml beef stock
  • 300 g tinned mixed beans, rinsed and drained
  • 70 g tomato paste
  • 30 ml worcestershire sauce

For the Dombolo (Dumplings):

  • 375 ml flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 60 ml fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme), chopped
  • 80 g First Choice Butter, room temperature
  • 220 ml First Choice Amasi
  • egg wash for brushing

Preparation method:

For the Stew:

  1. Heat the First Choice Olive Oil in a large frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft.
  2. Add the mince and cook until cooked and dry, stir all the time to break up the mince.
  3. Season and add all the spices.
  4. Add the chopped tomato, beef stock, beans, tomato paste and the Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.

For the Dombolo (Dumplings):

  1. Sieve together the flour, baking powder, salt & pepper. Mix in the chopped fresh herbs.
  2. Rub in the First Choice Butter - using your fingertips.
  3. Add the First Choice Amasi and use a knife to mix it gently into the dry ingredients to make a soft dough.
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and pat it out to about 2 cm thick.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out rounds to make your dumplings.
  6. Place all the dumplings on top of the stew, space evenly and brush with egg wash.
  7. Cover the pan with a lid or foil and bake for 10 minutes covered.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes until the dumplings are golden brown and cooked.
  9. Sprinkle with more chopped fresh herbs and some paprika.