Beef-Bean Stew with Dumplings

Your family will devour this lovely stew with dumplings.

3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup chopped onion
1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1- in cubes
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon celery seed
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoon tapioca
2 cup water

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

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

    Makers 8 servings.

HINT: One 16 ounce can of green beans may be substituted for the fresh green beans. Add to stew when heat is increase to setting #5 one hour before serving.