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Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

This recipe for slow cooker beef stew with herbed dumplings is tasty and easy to do.  Just add everything to the crock pot in the morning and then make the dumplings when you come home from work. Crock pot recipes are the best for easy cooking.

Crock Pot Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Herb Dumplings

The dumplings make a perfect accompaniment to this delicious beef stew recipe. The flavors are wonderful,  thanks to the thyme, mustard, wine and the the fresh herbs in the both the stew and the dumplings.ingredients for beef stew

Combine the ingredients for the beef stew in the crock pot.  Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours.

Beef stew with herb dumplings

Stir the beef stock and flour together and add to the stew so that it will thicken.

Beef stew with herb dumplings

Meanwhile, make the dumplings and add to the top of the stew.  Turn to high and cook for an additional 30 minutes.   Serve immediately.

Yield: 10 servings

Hearty Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

Hearty Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

This savory beef stew is nutritious and wholesome. Herb Dumplings give you the perfect way to soak up the delicious gravy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 lbs lean beef, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 3 large potatoes, diced into chunks
  • 4 carrots, cut into ½ inch slices on the diagonal
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt
  • ¾ cup dry red wine
  • 8 sliced mushrooms
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice

To thicken:

  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour

For the Herb Dumplings

  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 ½ cups Bisquick
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme


  1. Combine the beef, celery, garlic, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, thyme, pepper, mustard, mushrooms, and wine .
  2. Cover and cook on a low heat for 8 to 10 hours or a high heat for 4 or 5 hours.
  3. The vegetables and beef will become tender.
  4. Combine the flour and beef stock, and stir this slowly into the beef stew.
  5. Mix together the Bisquick, thyme, sage and rosemary and stir in the milk until the mixture is just moistened.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of the dough on to the hot beef stew, then cover and cook on high for and additional 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the herb dumplings comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 761mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 32g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.



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