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The title of this recipe lured me right in and I'm so glad it did! What a scrumptious meal this provided. We went on a fall bike ride through the woods while this was simmering and came back to the delicious aroma. The flavoring is lovely and I love the addition of herb crusted dumplings. C'est magnifique! ~Made for the Nov. Aussie/NZ Swap~

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LifeIsGood November 21, 2009

What a great stew recipe!!! I made this last night and we loved it. It was a little runny for stew, but I will use a bit more flour next time when browning the meat....easy enough fix. The dumplings were a great addition to this stew. I used my food processor to grate up the frozen butter and it was a breeze. Thank you so much for sharing this very good stew recipe with us. I plan on making this many times in the cold winter months.

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mommyoffour October 19, 2009

This stew is wonderful. I made this all in one dutch oven careful to keep the "fond" in the pot. I did have to add butter between browing & removing the meat & adding the vegtables. Also I added a full pint of liquid, half beef stock & half red wine. As for the tomatoes I chopped two roma tomatoes into chuncks. It was the most amazing stew I ever made or ever ate. I didn't make the dumplings because it's just me & I was feeling lazy tonight, but definately going to make them next time. This could feed a family of four or five easy. Thank you French.. I've saved just about every recipe you've posted & am working through them one by one! :)

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madetobemagic71 October 17, 2009

Lovely recipe.. I doubled it and added extra liquid..we had leftovers in a piecrust the next day. thankyou for a great recipe.

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SaintAllie September 16, 2009

Wonderful dish it has a very rich flavor. I always love stews and this one will definately be made again. I only changed some of the veggies adding in parsnips and a turnip from the garden I also used the wine option. My only complaint is idiot that I am I made this ahead and froze it and then FORGOT the dumplings! But I'm sure they are good too

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mrs mack September 14, 2009

When I wanted to make a beef stew on this cold November day knew this was the one to try when I saw it was your's Frenchie. Every one of your recipes have been outstanding and this one is no exception. Loved the idea of the dumplings with it and they were so easy to make. The only thing I did differant was leave out the turnips as I had none, and add some oregano and basil to the soup. Used the beef broth with wine and DH declared this the best stew he's ever had and I have to agree. Thick, rich and meaty with the soft, savory dumplings - perfect.

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Bonnie G #2 November 21, 2013

I only made the dumplings, I'll admit. I used fridge-hard butter. They were PERFECT!!!

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Amethyst42 August 30, 2013

This was very tasty. I really liked the turnip. It does only serve 4.

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MoreWithLessMom March 10, 2011

Absolutely wonderful! I was making this for a larger group (of *very* hungry people ;) ), so I doubled the recipe, and used ground beef because I had an abundance of it that needed to be used up. Having not quite enough carrots for a doubled recipe, I added in two parsnips and loved what that did for the flavor. I also added four smaller-sized potatoes that needed to be used up, which made the dish even more complete. Because of the extra veggies, I included a bit more liquid than called for, using some of the reserved liquid from the 14.oz can of diced tomatoes that I'd drained and added. This was a HUGE hit with my fiance and our friends! People went back for seconds -- and in some cases, thirds! Thanks for sharing a keeper of a recipe!

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Lynne the Pirate Queen January 05, 2009

Excellent recipe, FT! I made it in the crockpot and added some bouquet garni. It has an excellent flavour. Thanks.

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Amanda in Adelaide May 06, 2008
A Winter's Walk Beef and Carrot Stew With Herb Crusted Dumplings