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Beef and Dumplings

This Beef and Dumplings recipe is for the dumpling lovers! Hearty beef stew with large fluffy homemade dumplings is comforting, flavorful and easy to make.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef and Dumplings, Beef Stew and Dumplings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 619kcal
Author Heather



  • 2 lb boneless beef chuck roast *cut into large bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp balck pepper
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half *or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large onion *diced
  • 4 med carrots *cut into bite sized 1 inch pieces
  • 14 oz bag frozen green beans


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp half and half *or heavy whipping cream


  • Cut beef. Mix together flour, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Working in batches, toss beef in flour mixture coating well. Save any extra flour from mixture.
  • Warm a dutch oven over med/high heat. Add oil and working in batches brown beef in oil. Remove beef and set aside.
  • Add any remaining flour to dutch oven and cook stirring frequently for about 1-2 mins. Stir in browned beef, tomato paste, thyme, marjoram, onions, garlic, bay leaves and beef broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook covered for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Add carrots and half half. Simmer covered for about 10-15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, measure ingredients for dumplings and mix.
  • Stir in green beans to dutch oven and bring back to a simmer.
  • Using an ice cream scoop measure dumplings evenly into stew. Cook covered for 20-25 mins. (Dumplings should be cooked through, fluffy and pass the toothpick test.) 


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 


Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1164mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5797IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 6mg