Oh No! No Potatoes! Stew W/ Caraway Dumplings

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by 3KillerBs

I had the stew meat thawed. I had the onions cut. I had the seasonings out. Then I realized that the potatoes were rotten and it was too late to call my husband to have him pick up potatoes on the way home. So I scoured the fridge for inspiration. DH and the kids all told me I should make this again so I'm typing it up. It should be easy to halve for a smaller family.

Top Review by Susiecat too

This was really, really good! I loved the cabbage chunks, and the mild flavor of the sauce. And I loved the caraway in the dumplings, although my kids didn't. Next time I make this, and there will definitely be a next time, I will probably use noodles for the kids, and make fewer dumplings, just for the grownups. Fantastic cold-weather dinner, 3KB's! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, wide pot, brown stew beef and onions in oil on medium-high heat.
  2. Turn head down.Add Kitchen Bouquet, garlic, and cabbage. Cook, stirring, for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, beef stock, salt, and bay leaves. Simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Put flour into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add oil to flour mix and stir in well, crumbling through your hands if necessary to achieve a mealy texture.
  6. Stir in the caraway seed.
  7. Stir in the milk to make a soft dough.
  8. Drop by spoonfuls onto the stew. Simmer, uncovered, for about 12-15 minutes. Cover. Simmer another 15+ minutes until the dumplings are fully cooked.

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