Hearty Beef Dumpling Stew

Here’s another of the meals that I featured on my Frugal Cooking Carnival

Beef Dumpling Stew

Beef stew with dumplings

Serves 8


2 lbs hamburger or sausage
2 T. oil (olive or vegetable)
2 c. sliced carrots
2 c. minced onion
4 T. flour
8 c. beef broth (make this with beef bouillon if you don’t have beef broth on hand)
4 c. pureed tomatoes (or 3 c. tomato sauce and 1 c. water)
1/2 c. milk
1 c. corn
1 c. slivered cabbage
3 c. potatoes, cubed
Salt and pepper to taste

3 c. flour
2 T. baking powder
1-1/2 t. salt
1 T. paprika
1-1/2 c. milk
2 T. butter

Soup: Sautee hamburger or sausage in a deep heavy pot until browned. Remove from pan and pour rendered fat in a small bowl. Sautee carrots and onion in olive oil in same pot. Once the onion is translucent, mix in flour. Cook for a few minutes, then add beef broth. Scrape the pan to get any bits off the bottom of the pan. Add milk, water, tomato, cubed potatoes, cabbage, and meat. Let come to a simmer and cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Mix flour, baking powder, paprika, and salt. Warm milk and butter in microwave. Pour the warm mixture over the flour and stir together.

Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to taste. Now spoon the dumpling mixture on top of the soup in little blobs (about 2 T. per dumpling). Cover with a lid, and let the dumplings simmer on medium-low for 7-8 minutes. Break a dumpling apart with a fork to make sure dumplings are cooked through. Serve.

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  1. This sounds and looks delicious! My husband has never liked dumplings, but I just might try again.

  2. I did have every intention of participating… but, I never made it. Here’s my make up carnival post 🙂

  3. Dumplings are awesome, aren’t they? I always feel like the Joad family eating them. Except they fried theirs. And didn’t have any yummy STEW to put them in. Sad. Poor Rose-a-Shar’n.

  4. This looks fantastic.

    Chicken and dumplings is a favorite here, so I will have to try the beef version this week.

  5. Barbara says:

    I made this tonight and it was a hit! Very tasty and the dumplings came out great! Thanks for posting it.