Monday, September 30, 2013

Cheddar Dumplings & Beef Stew

Prep / Total time : 1 hour  30 minutes   Serves  6 to 8

1/2                cup all-purpose flour
1/2                teaspoon salt
1/2                teaspoon pepper
2 to 3            pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-in. pieces
2                   tablespoons canola oil
5                   cups water
5                   teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/2                teaaspoon onion salt
1/2                teaspoon garlic salt
4                   medium carrots, sliced
1                   medium onion, cut into wedges
1                  14-1/2 oz. cut green beans, drained

DUMPLINGS:              2            cups biscuit/baking mix
1             cups (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2/3          cups milk
Cooking Directions:
1 .          In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil in batches.
2.           Stir in the water, bouillon, browning sauce if desired, onion salt and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
3 .          Add carrots and onion. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Stir in green beans.
4.           For dumplings, combine biscuit mix and cheese. Stir in enough milk to form a soft dough. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering stew. Cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes (do not lift cover) or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean.
Serve immediately.


  1. Lovely! sounds like a filling and flavorful stew!

    1. Hi Medeja , its delicious and so filling , right stuff for comfort food , thanks for stoping by :).

  2. This sounds like the perfect dish for fall!

    1. Hi Nellie , it warms the tummy when you come out the chill thanks for stopping by :).

  3. Sounds like the perfect dish for National American Cheese Month too, Nee. bet:)

    Thanks for sharing...

    1. Hi Louise , It is a perfect dish for 'NACM' now lets see what else I can rustle up , thanks for stopping by :).

  4. Nee, this looks so good. Bob loves dumplings and I have never been able to make them like his mom. I will try this and see if I can redeem myself. I am pinning,
    Have a blessed week, Ginger

    1. Hi Ginger , men are funny big kids , no matter how good we get , we can never do as good as mama , I just look at mine and smile when he asks for a second helping [giggling] give Baby Durl a hug , thanks for stopping by :).

  5. HI Nee,this stew dish is full of flavour! Do you still have any left? I don't mind if it's just only the gravy. Can practically drink the stew or have it with bread/rice. Have a nice day and regards. :)

    1. Hi Ivy , come on over there should be some left , my baby boy likes to sop his bread in his stew , thanks for stopping by :).


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