Beef stew & dumplings is one of my family's favorite comfort-food meals. Over the years, I've occasionally substituted chicken for beef, and both one-pot meals are equally delicious. Making both of these beef and chicken stews with dumplings took less than 40 minutes total, from prep time to dinner time.
Stew Ingredient Checklist
2 12-16 oz. frozen vegetables
1 lb. carrots
1 lb. potatoes
2 32-oz cartons of broth (I used beef broth and vegetable broth)
2 lbs. beef (cut for stew)
2 lbs. boneless/skinless chicken breast
Seasonings, herbs, spices
Dumpling Ingredient Checklist
2 cups all purpose baking mix
1/2 cup milk
Step 1: Making 2 Stews - Almost As Easy As One
Making both beef and chicken stew together is a real time-saver and easy to do. I cook both meats in large pots, adding a 1 cup of water to each pot. In 6-8 minutes, all of the meat is cooked thoroughly, I add broth, frozen and fresh veggies, seasonings, herbs, and spices and cook on medium-high for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Dumplings & Dinner Time!
While the meat and vegetables cook, combine and stir baking mix and milk until a soft dough forms. After the stew has cooked ~20 minutes, drop dumpling mix by large spoonfuls into the pots of stew, cover tightly, and cook until the dumplings are cooked completely.
A delicious, hearty one-pot meal is ready to serve, with plenty of left-overs or enough to make casseroles for the freezer to be enjoyed another day.