Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs chuck roast
  • 3 tablespoons fat (I used Crisco)
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • water


  1. Brown meat in hot fat.
  2. Season meat with salt and pepper, and add water, onions, and celery.
  3. Cook slowly on top of stove until meat is tender, about 3-4 hours.
  4. If liquid cooks away, add more water.
  5. This needs plenty of broth.
  6. Mix flour, oil, salt, sugar, and enough water sufficient to form a nice ball of dough.
  7. Roll out 1/4 inch thick; cut in squares and drop into boiling broth.
  8. Cook about 15-20 minutes.
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I tried this as it was on the zaar random draw tag game and Oh my what a winner.. Everyone loved this and I loved the fact that I had dumplings that didn't take all day to make :) The only thing I did was at the beginning I used one cup of water and two cans of beef broth, gave it a wonderful taste. Then after a couple hours I added another cup of water and 4 beef cubes.. This was absolutely one of the best roast recipe's I have tried. Thanks Michele for a wonderful recipe that will be used again and again.. 5 plus stars for this recipe. faith58