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Oma's Griessnockerlsuppe (Beef and Semolina Dumpling Soup) Recipe

Oma’s Griessnockerlsuppe (Beef and Semolina Dumpling Soup)


Griessnockerlsuppe, a traditional German beef soup with semolina dumplings, includes homemade beef stock and easy homemade dumplings.


  • 1 ½ pounds beef bones
  • 1 pound beef shank (beef shin meat)
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1 large onion, peeled and halved
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and quartered
  • 1 turnip, peeled and sliced
  • 1 leek, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, trimmed and sliced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup milk
  • 5 ½ tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup semolina flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. Place beef bones and beef shank in a large pot; add cold water, onion, peppercorns, bay leaf, and salt. Bring to a boil; cook, skimming foam from the top, for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer stock for 1 hour.
  2. Stir parsnip, turnip, leek, carrot, and celery into the stock; cook for 1 hour more. Strain stock through a fine-mesh sieve and return to the pot; season with salt and ground black pepper. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Remove the fat from the top of the stock.
  3. Bring stock to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer.
  4. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat; add butter and cook until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir semolina into milk mixture with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth. Lightly beat eggs in a bowl and stir into semolina mixture until very smooth; season with salt and nutmeg. Remove from heat and let stand in a cool place for 30 minutes.
  5. Shape semolina mixture into small dumplings using 2 spoons or wet hands. Drop dumplings into the simmering stock and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Oma's Griessnockerlsuppe (Beef and Semolina Dumpling Soup)

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 197.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 21 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 8 %
fat: 21 %
saturated fat: 35 %
cholesterol: 30 %
vitamin a iu: 36 %
niacin equivalents: 29 %
vitamin b6: 13 %
vitamin c: 16 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 7 %
iron: 9 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 9 %
sodium: 7 %
thiamin: 9 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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