Chef Bobby’s Homemade Stew with Dumplings

Ingredients:
1 lb pork tenderloin 1 1⁄2 inch pieces, optional
2 lb boneless beef bottom or top round, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
2 medium onions, sliced
1 cup diced fresh roma tomatoes
2 cups white mushrooms
1 cup dry red wine or beef flavored broth
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 cup water
tablespoons all-purpose flour. (For gluten free, use a corn starch slurry just before stew is complete.)

Dumplings:
1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1⁄4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1⁄2 cup milk

Classic Skillet Sytle:

1. In 12-inch skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown on all sides.

2. Add water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes or until beef is almost tender.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients except cold water and flour. Cover; cook about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf.

4. In tightly covered jar or container, shake cold water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute until thickened.

5. In small bowl, mix Bisquick mix, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and the sage. Stir in milk just until Bisquick mix is moistened. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot beef mixture.

6. Increase heat setting to high. Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean. Serve immediately.

Slow Cooker Steps:

In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix all stew ingredients except water and flour.

Cover; cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours (or high heat setting 4 to 5 hours).

In small bowl, mix water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture.

In small bowl, mix Bisquick mix, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and the sage. Stir in milk just until Bisquick mix is moistened. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot beef mixture.

Increase heat setting to high. Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean. Serve immediately.

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