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Old Fashioned English Steak and Kidney with Dumplings Casserole

Updated on April 27, 2015

Step by Step Instructions for Preparing and Cooking Steak and Kidney Casserole with Dumplings

Usually found in a one-crust pie, steak and kidney is easy, filling and delicious when made in a casserole. You get all the flavour and eating experience of a steak and kidney pie without going to the bother of actually making a pie.

In this recipe, the steak and kidney is cooked with some dumplings flavoured with fresh parsley.

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Steak and Kidney Casserole - With delicious dumplings

Make a soft dough - Be careful not to over-mix the dough


After 1 and 1/2 hours turn up the oven so that the sauce in the casserole begins to bubble. Add more stock or water if necessary. (A small drop of red wine does wonders as well).

Sift the flour, baking soda and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl

Stir the herbs through the mix and then make a well in the centre.

Add the combined (lightly beaten) egg and milk.

Quickly use a flat bladed knife to bring them together into a soft dough. Be careful not to over-mix.

Prepare and Cook the Steak and Kidney

Preheat the oven to warm.

The rich flavour of steak and kidney is improved enormously if you take a bit of time and trouble over initially browning the meat. If you put too much meat in at once, this creates a steamy atmosphere and the meat will never brown, so brown the pieces on all sides a few at a time.

Heat half of the oil and butter in a large flame-proof casserole. Brown half the beef and kidneys over high heat for about 2 minutes. Remove.

Brown the rest of the meat in the remaining oil and butter. Remove from flame.

Add onions (and mushrooms if any) and all the meat back in the dish, sprinkle with flour, stir to combine and pour in stock.

Cover the casserole and cook in oven for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Drop the Dough into the casserole - carefully does it ..



Carefully remove the casserole from the oven and place it on a board on your kitchen bench.

Drop tablespoons of the dough evenly over the meat in the casserole.

Put the casserole lid back on and return to the oven for 20 minutes.

Take off the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes or until dumplings are golden.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg round -skirt - or stewing steak cut into cubes
  • 4 lamb kidneys with cores removed
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup plain all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 20 g butter
  • DUMPLINGS
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • I teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup of milk

Instructions

  1. Heat half of the oil and butter in a large flame-proof casserole. Brown half the beef and kidneys over high heat for about 2 minutes. Remove.
  2. Brown the rest of the meat in the remaining oil and butter. Remove from flame.
  3. Add onions (and mushrooms if any) and all the meat back in the dish, sprinkle with flour, stir to combine and pour in stock.
  4. Cover the casserole and cook in low-to medium oven for 1 and 1/2 hours.
  5. After 1 and 1/2 hours turn up the oven so that the sauce in the casserole begins to bubble. Add more stock or water if necessary. (A small drop of red wine does wonders as well).
  6. Sift the flour, baking soda and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl
  7. Stir the herbs through the mix and then make a well in the centre.
  8. Add the combined (lightly beaten) egg and milk.
  9. Quickly use a flat bladed knife to bring them together into a soft dough. Be careful not to over-mix.
  10. Carefully remove the casserole from the oven and place it on a board on your kitchen bench.
  11. Drop tablespoons of the dough evenly over the meat in the casserole.
  12. Put the casserole lid back on and return to the oven for 20 minutes.
  13. Take off the lid and cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes or until dumplings are golden.
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      Peter Badham 3 years ago from England

      Yummy, especially in this cold weather

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      mariacarbonara 3 years ago

      Mmmmm a good steak and kidney pie on a cold night. Actually was never a big fan of the kidney part, just loved the steak and the pie more!

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      Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

      aaahhh... fond memories of enjoying steak and kidney pie on cold winter nights.

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      Great lens. I could just go a nice big helping of steak and kidney pie after reading it!

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      oztoo lm 4 years ago

      steak and kidney is a big winter favorite in our house. Have to try your dumplings with it next time I make it.

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