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Beef Stew with Cheddar Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours

Makes

8 servings

My family asks for this rich stew just about every week. Perfect for company, it’s easy and everyone comments on the cheddar cheese in the dumplings. —Jackie Riley, Garrettsville, Ohio
Beef Stew with Cheddar Dumplings Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 cups water
  • 5 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon browning sauce, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl or dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and toss to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil in batches.
  2. Stir in the water, bouillon, browning sauce if desired, onion salt and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add carrots and onion. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Stir in green beans.
  4. For dumplings, combine biscuit mix and cheese. Stir in enough milk to form a soft dough. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering stew. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes (do not lift cover) or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 441 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1627mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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