Easy Beef Stew with Dumplings

  Easy Beef Stew with Dumplings:

Easy Beef Stew:

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb. stewing Beef
  • 2 tablespoons of fat
  • 2 onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 turnip
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 3 - 1/4 cup of beef stock or water and 3 bouillon cubes seasoning
  • dash of mixed herbs
  • 1 cup of flour or 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • chopped parley to garnish
Remove access fat and gristle from meat and cut into neat cubes.
Heat the fat in a saucepan and sauté the meat in this for 2 minutes.
Cut the peeled vegetables into neat pieces and add to the meat.

Pour in all the stock except 1/3 cup. Bring to a boil, add seasoning, herbs and simmer slowly for 2 - 2 -1/2 hours or until the meat is tender.

Blend the flour or cornstarch with the remaining sock, add to the liquid in the pan and stir with a wooden spoon until the gravy has thickened. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.

Cooking time: 2 - 2 - 1/2 hours
Serves: 4 - 5


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • water to mix
Sift together the flour, baking powder and the salt into a bowl.
Add the shortening and blend with a knife or fork.
Stir in enough water to bind the mixture, which should be soft enough to form into balls.

Divide into 8-10 portions and roll into balls with lightly floured hands.
Check that the liquid in the pan is boiling, add the dumplings and cook for 15-2- minutes.

Cooking time: 15 - 20 minutes
Serves: 4 - 5