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Beef Stew with Cornbread Dumplings

Prep Time:20
Cook Time:90
  • 408 Calories
  • 30g Carbs
Simple, delicious, and savory, this Beef Stew with Cornbread Dumplings Recipe makes a filling, nourishing dinner you can feel good about serving your family. Not a fan of beef stew? No worries, this easy-to-follow recipe teaches you how to make cornbread dumplings you can pair with your favorite soup, and they're made using Kodiak Cakes Homestead Style Cornbread to make each dumpling a great-tasting source of protein and 100% whole grains.

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  • 1lb grass-fed beef stew meat, cubed
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 16 oz baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cups dry red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch + 2 tablespoons cold water
  • olive oil 
  • salt & pepper


  • 1-1/2 cups Kodiak Cakes Homestead Style Cornbread Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice


  1. Heat a pot or dutch oven pot to medium-high heat.
  2. Season your beef cubes generously with salt & pepper. 
  3. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons olive oil at the bottom of your pot, and add the beef when it's hot. 
  4. Sear the beef until browned on all sides, then remove from pot. 
  5. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil back to the hot pot. 
  6. Add your garlic, onion, celery, carrot, mushrooms and half of the chopped thyme.
  7. Cook for about 10 minutes until vegetables are slightly cooked down, then add beef broth and red wine. 
  8. Add the browned beef cubes back to your pot, lower the heat to low, cover the pot and let simmer lightly for 1 hour. 
  9. Meanwhile, make your dumpling batter.
  10. In a large bowl, combine Kodiak Cakes Cornbread mix, egg, olive oil and milk your batter should be thick - set aside. 
  11. Add your cornstarch & cold water to the stew and stir until combined and sauce gets thicker.
  12. Use a spoon and carefully scoop batter on top of your stew (about 1 tablespoon each dumpling, they will cook and expand) and cover. 
  13. Cook for 10-12 minutes until dumplings are cooked through.
  14. Serve with the rest of your fresh thyme for garnish and enjoy!

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