Poetnw’s Beef Yam Kidney Bean Stew
1 pound cubed stew beef
1 onion, sliced
1 yam, cubed
2 cups sliced cabbage
Left over hot pickle juice from a recently emptied jar
3 cubes beef bullion
other seasonings of your choice
1 recipe of Betty Crocker's dumplings (white flour changed to wheat)
Cube the beef and put it in a pot with a little water - just a couple cups will do to start. Simmer covered for about an hour. Add the onions, and yam. Cover and allow to simmer a little more until the veggies are tender. Add the cabbage, a good slurp of pickle juice, beef bullion cubes. Add a little water if the concoction is getting too dry. Simmer covered about 15 minutes. Taste, and season as you wish - black pepper or thyme are good choices.
Mix the dumpling mixture and plop by large spoonfuls on top of the simmering stew. Cook 10 minutes with the lid off. Then cover and cook another 10 minutes or until the dumplings are done - touch the top and if they feel firm, call the kids in for dinner and enjoy.
Add any veggies you have that need to be used up soon!