Thursday, November 13, 2008

Moroccan Spiced Beef Stew with Sweet Potato Dumplings

This recipe is a creation based on one I have posted at Cooking with Anne. I took a traditional beef stew and twisted it slightly with Moroccan spices and the addition of sweet potato dumplings.

Moroccan Spiced Beef StewServes 6-8
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2 Tablespoons oil
2 pounds beef stew cubes
2 large sweet potatoes - peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 large white potatoes - peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 large carrots - peeled and cut into 1 inch lengths
1 medium onion - cut into chunks
8 cups beef stock
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 -2 teaspoons cayenne pepper - this depends on your tastes
2 teaspoons salt

1. Heat oil in a large heavy soup pot and brown beef cubes well.
2. Add stock and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for another 30 minutes, or until vegetable are tender.
4. Thicken with flour and water now or wait until dumplings are done cooking.

Sweet Potato Dumplings
Makes 15 - 20 small dumplings

1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Combine sweet potato, milk and egg and stir until smooth.
2. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder and add to wet ingredients.
3. Stir well until a sticky dough forms.
4. Bring stew to a simmer and drop dumpling dough by teaspoonful onto hot liquid. Lid the pot.
5. Simmer for 10 minutes with lid on until dumplings are puffy and cooked through.
6. Thicken stew now, if desired.


Pasifik said...

Hmmmm....Looks yummy....! May I have one????? :)

Keep blogging,

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Shannon said...

Yum... great blog - thanks for sharing your recipes!

Gina said...

This sounds delicious!

Caitlin said...

Yum! I love cooking Moroccan, but always make thick tagines...this looks yummy. I love dumplings in soup. I might throw in some tumeric and lemon juice into mine.