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Beef Stew With Dumplings

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Ingredients
  Stewing steak 1 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  All-purpose flour 2 Tablespoon (Leveled)
  Dripping/Fat 1 Ounce
  Condensed tomato soup/Brown stock-3/4 pint 1 Can (10 oz) (Plus Water -1/4 Pint)
  Water 1⁄4 Pint
  Onions 6 Small
  Potatoes 3
For the dumplings
  All-purpose flour 3 Ounce (With Plain Flour Use 1 Level Teaspoon Baking Powder)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Mixed spice 1 Pinch
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  Suet/Margarine 1 Ounce
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cut the meat into 1 -inch cubes and remove excess fat.
2) Cut potatoes in quarters.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, mix together salt and pepper with flour.
4) Coat the meat into the seasoned flour.
5) In a pan, melt fat and brown meat from both the sides.
6) Now, add soup and water or the brown stock. Stir and cover. Cook for 1 ½ hours.
7) Then, add whole onions and potatoes. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
8) To make dumplings, sift together flour, baking powder (if used), salt, spice and pepper.
9) Add margarine or suet and make dough. Make 8 balls and drop in stew.
10) Let them boil for 5 minutes rapidly or until dumplings rise to surface. Then, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

SERVING
11) Serve beef stew with dumplings hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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