Vegan Irish Stew With Savoury Herb Dumplings



Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes



3 tablespoons olive or canola oil, – 45ml use half for the mushrooms
Mushrooms, cleaned and coarsely chopped – 450ml
2 medium celery stalks, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 45ml
1 bottle of vegan stout beer -350ml
2 cups vegetable broth – 500ml
2 tablespoons tomato paste – 30ml
3 cups chopped cabbage – 750ml
1 small potato, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme – 15ml
Salt and pepper to taste

All-purpose flour – 375ml
Nutritional yeast flakes – 45ml
Baking powder – 3.7ml
3/4 teaspoon salt – 3.7ml
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives – 30ml
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves – 30ml
Soy or almond milk – 280ml
3 tablespoons olive or canola oil – 45ml


Cooking with Margaret Hirch and STAUB

  1. Begin by making the stew. Coat the bottom of a large pot with 2 tablespoons of oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms in an even layer and fry until browned.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the pot. When the oil is hot, add the celery, carrot, and onion. Sauté for about 10 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften.
  3. Stir in the garlic and flour. Sauté about 2 minutes more, until the garlic is very fragrant and the flour evenly coats the veggies.
  4. Stir in the stout, broth, tomato paste, cabbage, potato and thyme. Return the mushrooms to the pot. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. The veggies should be a bit firm at this point. You can add up to a cup of water during simmering if the broth reduces too much.
  5. While the stew simmers, make the dumpling dough. Stir the flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, salt, thyme and chives together in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and oil to form a soft and sticky dough. Be careful not to overmix. Roll the dough into small balls.
  6. After the stew has simmered for 10 minutes, taste test the broth and season it with salt and pepper to taste. Then drop the dumplings on top of the stew.
  7. Cover the pot and lower the heat. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes more, until the veggies are tender and the dumplings are fluffy.
  8. Ladle into bowls and serve.

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