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Beef Stew and Dumplings
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More than one family member would claim this as their favorite food ever!

3 lbs. beef stew meat or round steak, cut into small bite-sized pieces

3 cups onions, chopped

salt to taste

2 Tbsp. sweet Hungarian paprika

Oil

3/4 c. sour cream

Saute onions in about 2 Tbsp. hot oil. Add cubed meat and saute that in onions and oil. Add cold water to same level of meat. Don’t cover the top of the meat - it will make it’s own juice. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours or till tender. Take off heat and stir in sour cream.

Bread Dumplings

4 slices bread, cut into cubes

Oil

4 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

3 beaten eggs

Water

1/2 stick melted butter

Brown bread cubes in about 3 Tbsp. of hot oil, until lightly brown. In a large bowl, put flour. Make a well in the flour and add the salt and eggs. Then put in cooled-off bread cubes. Mix by hand, slowly adding cold water (maybe about 8 oz.) until dough is just moist enough to mix together quickly. Don’t overmix. Heat a large pan of water to boiling. With a tablespoon, add spoonfuls of batter - one spoon at a time. Dumplings will sink to the bottom, then rise to the top as they are done. Once all the batter is in the boilign water, it should take about 10 minutes for everything to be done. Drain. Put melted butter over the top of the dumplings, add to serving bowl, and top with beef stew.