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Stew & Dumplings

This stew is a hearty, healthy, well-balanced meal. In this recipe I use either steak or roast cut into bite size pieces. Use veggies from the garden if you have them. The dumplings in this dish make this the ultimate comfort food.

Servings: 8

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Stew Ingredients

1 lb cubed venison, elk or moose

4 small red potatoes

1/2 lb frozen green beans

4 carrots, thinly sliced

1 small yellow onion, cut into small wedges

1 can beef broth

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp steak seasoning of choice

1/2 tsp dry thyme leaves

1/8 tsp black pepper

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Dumpling Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon dried rosemary or thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup buttermilk

Stew Directions

-Combine first five ingredients in a four quart casserole dish

-In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients with a whisk

-Pour mixture over meat and vegetables. Cover casserole dish

-Bake in 400 degree preheated oven for 40 minutes

-Carefully uncover and stir

-Add dumpling dough to the top of the stew

-Cover and bake an additional 20 minutes

-Uncover and stir stew before serving

-Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish if desired

Dumpling Directions

-Whisk together the flour, baking powder, herbs and salt in a large bowl

-Combine the milk and the eggs, then stir into the flour until just mixed

-Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes

-Form round balls (about 1/4 cup) out of the dough, set aside

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