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Mother-In-Law Beef Stew With Dumplings

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Serves 6 to 8 | Prep Time 35 minutes | Cook Time 240 to 360

Why I Love This Recipe

My sweet mother-in-law taught me to make this in 1971. She has since pass on but every time I make the stew it brings back fond memories of her.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 lbs. stew meat or beef roast (cut into pieces)
3 to 4 lbs. potatoes,peeled,cut into bite-size pieces
2 to 3 lbs. carrots,peeled,cut into bite-size pieces
16 oz. frozen corn
16 oz. frozen peas
1 Large onion Sliced or Diced
4 cloves Crushed garlic
1 tsp. pepper
3 or 4 Tbsp. paprika(more or less to your preference)
1 tsp. salt
2 16 oz. cans tomato sauce
2 bay leaves
2 tsp.Dried sweet basil (more or less to your preference)
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
2 Cups water
(Add more tomato sauce and or water if needed.)
(You can substitute tomato puree for tomato sauce,also you can add canned tomatoes.)

[For the dumplings]
2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk


In a large Dutch Oven, add oil,meat,salt,pepper,and paprika,cook on low heat for about 8 minutes,stirring occasionally,be sure not to scorch the paprika.Add tomato sauce,potatoes,carrots,onion,garlic,bay leaves,basil,and water.Bring to a slow boil,reduce to a simmer,simmer until carrots and potatoes are almost tender,about 2 hours,add corn and peas,bring back to a simmer.

[For the dumplings]

Mix the Bisquick and milk together in a medium bowl,drop rounded tablespoons of the dough into simmering stew,simmer 10 minutes uncovered,cover and simmer 10 more minutes.Remove dumplings,put in serving dish.My husband likes this served on steamed white rice.

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does

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