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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.