Minced Beef and Dumplings
(by Victoria Davison)
1 T. vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 lb. ground beef
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c. self-rising flour 5 T. beef suet or vegetable shortening 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 turnip, peeled and cubed
butter, as desired Preheat oven to 400 F.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, and sauté onion until golden.
Add beef and cook until it starts to brown.
Add salt and pepper, to taste. In a bowl, mix flour and suet or shortening together, rubbing with your fingers to form crumbs.
Add 1 1/2 c. water until a soft dough is formed.