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Monday, August 31, 2009

Cabbage Patch Stew

1 lb. ground beef
2 med. onions thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup diced celery
1 (16-oz.) can stewed tomatoes, no salt added
1 (16-oz.) can kidney beans
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1-2 tsp. chili powder

Dumplings
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3 T. shortening
3/4 cup milk

Cook & stir ground beef until brown drain. Add onion, cabbage & celery cook and stir until vegetable are light brown stir in tomatoes, Kidney beans with liquid and seasonings. Heat to boiling and reduce heat & simmer while preparing dough for dumplings, drop dough by spoonfuls into shimmering Stew cook uncovered 10 minutes, Cover & Cook 10 minutes longer. Makes 4 to 6 servings. I add more tomato juice. For dumplings, measure flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly until mixture looks like meal stir in milk and drop into stew and cook. Good Eating