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Beef Stew with Dumplings

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Beef stew with small dumplings and carrots
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This delicious and savory recipe for Beef Stew with Dumplings is made with a homemade biscuit mix. The dumplings are fluffy and tender, just perfect with the rich stew.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 lbs. beef bottom round steak
  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14-oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1-1/2 cups Bisqwick Mix
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


Trim excess fat from steak and cut into 1" pieces. Place in crockpot along with carrots, celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes, beef broth, 1 tsp. thyme, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8-9 hours until vegetables are tender. In small bowl, combine water and flour and blend. Stir into crockpot.

In medium bowl, combine Bisqwick Mix (or any purchased baking mix), 1/2 tsp. thyme, milk, and melted butter just until dry ingredients are moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto hot beef mixture in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick poked into the center of dumplings comes out clean.

Calories: 290
Fat: 8 grams
Sodium: 600 mg
Carbs: 26 grams
Vitamin A: 100% DV

User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
, Guest T.Evens

I just made this tonight. It turned out great! My husband loved it and my 9 year old ate every bite! I altered it by adding 1/2 C. Red Cooking Wine, 1 tsp. Paprika, 1 tsp. All Spice and 4 quartered New potatoes. It was amazing! My only negative comment is regarding the prep time. It took longer than I anticipated, but in the end it was worth it. I will definitely make this again.

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