Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  292
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  55 mg
  • Sodium  357 mg
  • Potassium  364 mg
  • Phosphorus  288 mg
  • Calcium  129 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Lamb or Mutton Stew with Dumplings

If you’ve never tried it, or don’t serve it often, DaVita renal dietitian, Miriam from Arizona, has a Lamb or Mutton Stew with Dumplings recipe that is tasty, renal-friendly and a one-dish meal that cooks everything in a single pot.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Miriam from Arizona.

Portions: 7     Serving size: 1-1/4 cups


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound lamb stew meat
  • 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups zucchini
  • 3 ounces  green chilies, canned
  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Measure water and put in a stew pot.
  2. Trim fat from meat and cut into bite-size pieces. Add meat and bones to water. Set on stove over medium heat.
  3. Coarsely chop onion. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and sliced into 1/2” slices
  4. Add onion, zucchini and chilies to stew.
  5. Once the stew has come to a low boil, turn heat to low and let simmer for at least 1 hour.
  6. While stew is cooking, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.
  7. Knead in warm water to dry ingredients to form a soft ball of dough.
  8. Cover dough and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
  9. After cooking stew for 1 hour, shape an approximately 2-1/2” dough ball into a flat round. (It does not need to be perfect or flat).
  10. Tear off penny-sized pieces of dough and drop them into the stew.
  11. Continue to shape 2-1/2” dough ball into a flat round and tear off penny-sized pieces of dough and drop in stew until all dough is in stew.
  12. Cook dumplings in the stew for an additional 20 minutes.
  13. Serve and enjoy.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 starch 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Roast 2-3 Hatch chilies instead of canned chilies.
  • Learn more about Hatch chilies from Hatch, New Mexico.

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Lamb or Mutton Stew with Dumplings says:


Itried this but my dumplings didnt cook and am going to try again but am going to add some sliced carrots,mushrooms and usr Bisquick for the dumplings!

Aug. 24, 2010, 11:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

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