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Beef Stew With Thyme Dumplings Recipe

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This recipe for Beef Stew With Thyme Dumplings, by , is from Cookin' With The Osmons, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dessie Caro Garland, Texas
Added: Monday, June 5, 2006


1 tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil
1 and 1/2 lb beef stew meat
4 c water
1 tsp ea. sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, allspice
1 small bay leaf
1 clove garlic; chopped fine
1 medium onion, sliced
6 medium carrots, cut into fourths
3 medium potatoes, cut into eights
3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into fourths
1/2 c cold water
2 tbsp all purpose flour
Thyme Dumplings:
3 tbsp shortening
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 c milk

Heat oil in dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef in oil, stirring often until brown. Stir in water, seasonings, and onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hr 45 min., adding water if necessary. Stir in vegetables. Cover; simmer 30 min. or until beef and vegetables are tender. Shake 1/2 cup cold water and flour in tightly covered container; gradually stir into the stew. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute, reduce heat. Prepare thyme dumplings. Drop dumpling dough by 10-12 spoonfuls into beef mixture. Do not drop directly into liquid. Cook uncovered 10 minutes; cover and cook 10 minutes longer.

DUMPLINGS: Cut shortening into flour, salt, and thyme with pastry blender in bowl until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk until blended. Servings 6




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