Hearty Beef Stew and Dumplings: A Comforting Feast for the Soul! 🍲💖🥟


Warm your heart and soul with this comforting recipe for Beef Stew and Dumplings. Tender chunks of beef, hearty vegetables, and fluffy dumplings come together in a savory symphony that will leave you craving more. Follow these simple steps to create a dish that brings the joy of home-cooked goodness to your table.


For the Beef Stew:

  • 2 lbs stewing beef, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Making the Beef Stew:

  1. Browning Beef:
    • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef cubes in batches to seal in the flavor. Remove and set aside.
  2. Sautéing Aromatics:
    • In the same pot, sauté chopped onions and minced garlic until softened.
  3. Adding Vegetables:
    • Return the browned beef to the pot. Add carrots, potatoes, beef broth, red wine (if using), tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Simmering:
    • Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 2-3 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.

Making the Dumplings:

  1. Preparing Dough:
    • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in melted butter and milk to form a sticky dough.
  2. Dropping Dumplings:
    • Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough onto the simmering stew. Cover and let them steam for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.


  1. Garnishing:
    • Garnish the beef stew and dumplings with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor.
  2. Serving Warmth:
    • Ladle the hearty stew into bowls, ensuring each serving has a generous portion of tender beef, vegetables, and dumplings.
  3. Savoring the Comfort:
    • Dive into a bowl of warmth, savoring the comforting embrace of the rich beef stew and fluffy dumplings.



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