Beef Stew with Dumplings

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Jan. 10, 2012


Stewing steak 1 Pound
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
All purpose flour
Dripping/Fat 1 Ounce
Condensed tomato soup/Brown stock 3/4 pint
Water 1/4 Pint
Onions 6 Small
Potatoes 3
For the dumplings
All purpose flour
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Mixed spice 1 Pinch
Pepper 1 Pinch
Suet/Margarine 1 Ounce
Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (As Required)



1) Cut the meat into 1 -inch cubes and remove excess fat.

2) Cut potatoes in quarters.


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.


11) Serve beef stew with dumplings hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 679Calories from Fat 258

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.6%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 586 mg24.42%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet