Joe Booker Stew (Beef Stew with Dumplings)

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Appears in Cook's Country February/March 2010

Joe Booker Stew has all the virtues of a hearty New England stew-it's rich, meaty, and soul-satisfying-making it the perfect one-pot dinner for a winter night.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME2¾ hours

Joe Booker Stew (Beef Stew with Dumplings)

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For our version of Joe Booker Stew, we microwaved the salt pork to speed up the rendering, then rinsed off the excess salt. Otherwise the soup was far too salty and greasy. To boost the meatiness of the stew, we settled on an equal combinat...

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