HAMBURGER STEW WITH DUMPLINGS

 

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Backstory

Recipe is from my 8th grade Home Ec. teacher, Miss Dixon. I've been sharing it for 50 years...I have no idea how long she had the recipe.

It's always a winner.

Ingredients

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion - diced
  • 1 carrot - grated
  • 1 stalk celery - diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 # lean ground beef
  • 1/4 # ground pork
  • 1 can chicken broth(2C home made)
  • 2 cans beef broth(4C home made)
  • 1 cup strong coffee(or 2T instant coffee)
  • Enough water to cover plus 5 cups
  • bouquet garni - use tea ball or cheesecloth:
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 T italian spice
  • 1 T mint
  • 2 T pickling spice
  • 1 dried chili
  • large sprig of rosemary
  • 1/2 pkg frozen pearl onions
  • 4 carrots - cut in pieces
  • 4 celery stalks - cut in pieces
  • 4 potatoes - cubed
  • 1 box frozen peas.
  • Dumplings:
  • 2 C bisquick
  • 2/3 C milk
  • 1 T italian spice or Poultry seasoning

Directions

  • In a large pot, saute first 6 ingredients.
  • When just turning color, add beef and pork.
  • Brown meat.
  • Add liquids and bouquet garni.
  • Simmer 1 hour, taste and add salt/pepper as needed.
  • Add pearl onions,carrots, celery and potatoes.
  • When veggies are tender, add peas.
  • Cook another 10 minutes.
  • Mix dumplings while peas are cooking.
  • When stew is done, with a slotted spoon or hand held sieve, remove the stew (without broth)to large serving bowl (I use a 10x14 or larger baking dish)...get as much stew out as you can.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Taste the broth and adjust seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil, drop dumpling mix by the teaspoonful into the broth, lower heat to simmer, cover and cook 10-15 minutes till dumplings are done.
  • Spoon dumplings over stew, pour broth over all.

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