For the stew:

15 ml olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
750 g shoulder or leg of springbok
1 kg tomatoes, chopped
550 ml (1 bottle) Darling Black Mist (or, if not available, another dark ale)
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
Chives or spring onions, roughly chopped, for garnishing

For the dumplings:
240 g self-raising flour
125 g butter
5 ml prepared mustard
Salt and pepper 


For the stew:

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions, celery and carrots in olive oil.
2. Add the springbok and fry until brown.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir for 5 minutes.
4. Add Black Mist until the meat is almost covered, taking a sneaky sip while you’re cooking.
5. Add the paprika and bay leaf.
6. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, or until the meat falls off the bone. Add stock if you need to top up the liquid, and season to taste.

For the dumplings:

1. Mix the flour and butter until coarse breadcrumbs are formed.
2. Add the mustard and seasoning and enough water (about 45 ml) to form 12 small balls.
3. Add the dumplings to the simmering stew 20 minutes before serving.
4. Add roughly chopped chives or spring onions for colour. Serve with a cold glass of Black Mist.

Recipe extracted from Gettaway