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                       Stew With Sour Cream Dumplings
 
 Recipe By     : NotABNRML-Original
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      lb            good quality beef, cubed
    2      medium        onions -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   oil -- for sauteing
    2 1/2  cups          hot water
    1      can           tomatoes ready diced -- undrained
    1      can           tomato paste -- 6 oz. size
    1      pkg           fresh mushrooms -- sliced
    1      cup           carrots -- thinly sliced
      1/2  cup           celery -- chopped
      1/4  cup           water -- cold
    2      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
                         salt & pepper to taste
                         For Dumplings
    2      cups          buttermilk baking mix
      1/3  cup           butter -- melted
    1      cup           sour cream
    1      teaspoon      parsley
 
 In a large cast iron pan or dutch oven (or other oven- stove proof pan), Cook
 and stir beef and onion in oil till browned. Stir in hot water, salt and
 pepper, tomatoes, paste, and cleaned sliced mushrooms. Do not clean mushrooms
 in water, use a mushroom brush or damp paper towel. Heat to boiling stirring
 occasionaly and cook for  about 1 1/2 hours till beef is tender.Add carrots
 and celery and cook another 30 minutes. Mix water and flour and blend well.
 Whisk into meat mixture stirring constantly till thickened. Reduce heat and
 make dumplings.
 For dumplings, mix all ingredients till a soft dough forms. Beat vigorously
 20 strokes.
 Drop dough by spoonfulls onto hot meat mixture and bake in preheated 450 oven
 for 10 minutes or till dumplings are browned on top.
 
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 NOTES : May use 4oz. can of mushrooms for the fresh, undrained.
 I haven't tried it in a crock pot, but I imagine you could cook through the
 day, add the carrots and celery 3/4  hour before dinner, and then place in
 oven with dumplings on top. I have a crock pot with removeable crock, which
 is ovenproof.