Bison & Dumpling Stew

Prep Time: 15 minutes |  Cook Time: 1 hour  |  Total Time: 1 hour + 15 minutes  | Serves: 4-6
Created By: Created by Maddie & Kiki, Canada's Favourite Female Grillmasters
There's no better comfort food that bison stew - with dumplings! Bison steak cubes are simmered until tender, then topped with light fluffy dumplings. What's not to love!

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  • In a large bowl, combine the bison with the flour, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the avocado oil, and brown the bison, in batches, ensuring the pieces aren’t touching one another. Remove the bison, and set aside. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and tomato paste. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Add the bison back in, and add the beer. Stir and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the beef broth, instant coffee, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dumpling mixture. Mix the flour with the baking powder, salt and garlic powder. Whisk in the half and half. Set aside.
  • After an hour of simmering, remove the lid, add the peas and stir. Drop the dumplings into the stew with a large spoon. Pro Tip: An ice cream scoop works well for this! Cover, and cook for another 25-30 minutes.  You’ll know they’re ready when a tooth pick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. To serve: garnish with fresh chives.

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Bison & Dumpling Stew


2x 226g (8oz) packages Noble Premium Bison Top Sirloin, cut into large pieces
1/4 cup (59ml) flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) avocado oil
2 onions, finely chopped
6-8 cloves garlic, finely minced
2-3 carrots, seeded chopped
1 tsp (5ml) dried thyme
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp (45ml) tomato paste
473ml beer (about 2 cups)
2 cups (500ml) beef broth
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) Worcestershire
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) instant coffee
2 cups (500ml) frozen peas

For the dumplings:

3 cups (750ml) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp (22.5ml) baking powder
1 tsp (5ml) salt
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
2 cups (500ml) half and half



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