Lamb Stew on a Waffle



250g. lamb cubes

2 bay leaves

¼ tsp. dried thyme

¼ tsp. dried sage

5 mushrooms cubed (100g.)

2 medium carrots sliced (130g.)

2 celery sticks sliced (70g.)

2 small onions wedged (100g.)

1 big tomato diced (100g.)

1 tsp. sugar

1½ cups. beer (your choice)

½ cup water

2 tbsps. tomato paste

2 tsps. potato binding flour

Salt, Pepper to taste


¾ cup flour

¾ cup cornflour

½ tbsp. baking powder

½ tbsp. sugar

½ tsp. salt

A pinch of cayenne pepper

½ cup milk

1½ tbsps. oil

1 egg

½ cup beer (again, your choice)


We came back from a church conference that day, sort of came back straight, before lunch because my eldest didn’t feel well at all. She had a cold, a really bad one! Poor her ☹ We did not have a good night sleep either, all 4 of us… so we just drove back home after the first session, around 11am. My daughter felt like having waffles… but since we did not have lunch yet, I thought of searching for a meal involving waffles. I got hold of a nice recipe, sort of a cornflour waffles topped with a meaty stew. I did not have cornflour, but corn-starch, I used that instead. I think if you would use cornflour or as they call it cornmeal, then the waffles will turn even nicer, with a bit more taste and texture. I had lamb cubes in the freezer so I used that instead of beef which was actually really nice. You can find the original recipe for the stew here: and for the waffles:


Start by preparing the stew, place it in the oven, then make the waffles while the stew is cooking.

For the stew, place the meat cubes with salt, pepper, bay leaves, sage and thyme. I have not added any oil, since the cubes were fatty enough. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes then add the cleaned and cut mushrooms, peeled and sliced carrots, the sliced celery sticks and the wedged onions. Fry for another 5 minutes while stirring every now and then.

Add the diced tomato and the tomato paste. Stir well. Add the sugar, the beer, the water and the potato binding flour. Mix all well and bring to a boil. Taste to see if you need to add salt or pepper. Then cover and place in a pre-heated oven (200°C) for 1 hour.

In the meantime, prepare the waffles.

In a bowl, place the sifted flour and cornflour (or corn-starch in my case), the baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix all well. Add the milk, oil and egg and whisk (by hand or using a machine) all together until you get a nice and smooth dough. Add the beer and whisk just enough to incorporate it in the mixture.

You need a waffle machine to make the waffles then. If you do not have a waffle machine, see Gauffres – Traditional Waffles for recommendations.

Once your waffles and stew are ready, place a waffle in a plate and top it with some stew.

Yum! Give it a try for a change!



The Plain Waffles (you will get 6 of them)



Difficulty number 2 Medium       preparation time 2 hours        servings  2-3 Servings

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