Recipes

Beef Stew with Dumplings

Hearty stew with light dumplings.


Stew
    3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 lb fresh green beans,cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 bay leaf
    1 teaspoon celery seed
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoons pepper
    3 tablespoons tapioca
    2 cups water

Dumplings

    1 cup flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon shortening
    1 tablespoon parsley flakes
    1/2 cup milk

Stew
  1. In pot place meat, onion, green beans, bay leaf, celery seed, salt, pepper, tapioca pudding add water.
  2. Place pot on base, cover, and simmer at Setting #3 ½ (midway between Setting #3 and #4) for 7 to 8 hours.
  3. One hour before serving, increase heat to Setting # 5. Into small bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until fine particles form. Add parsley flakes and milk. Stir with a fork just until combined.
  4. Thirty minutes before serving remove bay leaf and drop batter evenly into 8 dumplings on top of stew. Cover and steam for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to Setting # 2 for serving.

Dumplings
  1. Into small bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until fine particles form. Add parsley flakes and milk. Stir with a fork just until combined.
  2. Thirty minutes before serving drop batter evenly into 8 dumplings on top of stew/soup/gravy. Cover and steam for 30 minutes.

    Makes 8 servings.