beef stew and dumplings

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by stephanie

this is comfort food... try this

Top Review by whatacook

The stew was very nice. The dumplings were fine. I even substituted whole wheat flour. I've never had a problem with dumplings.... just make sure the "dough" is thick, and the stew is at a low boil. Cover, wait, and they'll turn out fine every time. Just let them float on the top, and don't stir them in. You can do that when they are done and you dish yourself a serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef in 1/4 cup oil in Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Season with 2 teaspoons salt and pepper.
  3. Add wine, water, tomato paste, garlic and thyme.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for an hour.
  6. Stir occasionally.
  7. Add onion, carrots, celery, turnips, mushrooms and parsley.
  8. Simmer, covered 20 minutes.
  10. Combine flour, baking powder, remaining salt and the sugar in a small bowl.
  11. Add egg, milk, remaining oil.
  12. Stir to blend.
  13. Drop dumplings by tablespoonful in hot stew.
  14. Cook, uncovered 10 minutes.

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