Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Beef Stew With Dumplings~

This recipe comes from a book I have had for several years. My husband bought me several of these books for gifts and I treasure them. It is called southern living" Our Best One Dish Meals". There are many great recipes in this book that my family loves and I want to share some with you.
Beef Stew With Dumplings
2 Pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1- inch pieces
1/3 cup all- purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
5 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
4 large carrots,scraped and quartered
6 small boiling onions peeled
3 large potatoes, peeled and quartered.
3 stalks celery, quartered
1 cup biscuit and baking mix
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 Tablespoon milk
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Combine first 4 ingredients in a zip- top plastic bag. Seal bag: shake well. Remove meat from bag; reserve any remaining flour mixture. Brown meat in hot oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat. Stir in remaining flour mixture, water and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Add carrots ;cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add boiling onions, you could use pearl onions. I love them for a stew. With the onions also add potatoes and celery; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.
Combine biscuit mix and remaining ingredients; stir just until moistened. Drop dough by Tablespoonfuls on top of simmering stew. Cook uncovered 10 minutes; cover and cook 10 minutes.Yield: 2 1/2 quarts.
Happy Cooking.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I love one dish meals and this one is very appealing since today is kind of cold.