Beef Stew With Onion Gravy and Biscuit Dumplings

Recipe by MA HIKER
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Toss the beef tips with the flour, salt and pepper in a large Ziploc bag to coat well. Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Brown the beef in the pan. Once browned, reserve beef on a plate and cook the onions until soft. Return the beef to the pan, add the broth, white wine and basil to the pot. Turn down to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 2 hours (can cook for longer if necessary, just keep on low heat). Toward end of cooking time preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir the lima beans into the stew. In a measuring cup mix the half-and-half with the cornstarch until the cornstarch is dissolved. Stir it into the stew. Turn heat up to medium-high and heat to almost boiling stirring regularly. Transfer stew to large 9 by 13 glass pan (I actually use a little larger corning ware pan) Open biscuits can and place individual biscuits on top of the stew. Cook in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.