Biscuit-Topped Beef Stew

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Title: Biscuit-Topped Beef Stew
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Stews


12 oz Boneless beef top round
-steak, cut into 1/2-inch
2 tb All-purpose flour
Nonstick spray coating
1 lg Onion; chopped (1 cup)
3 md Potatoes; cubed
1 cn (14 1/2-ounce) Italian-style
-stewed tomatoes
1/3 c (1/2 of 6 oz can) low-sodium
-tomato paste
2 ts Instant beef bouillon
1 tb Sugar
1 ts Dried thyme; crushed
1 ts Worcestershire sauce
1 Bay leaf
1 c Eggplant; peeled, cubed
Sour Cream Biscuits (see
-recipe, below)
1/3 c Reduced-fat dairy sour cream
2 ts Milk
1 ts Sesame seed; (optional)

Combine meat and 1 tablespoon of the flour in a plastic bag; shake to coat
meat. Spray a cold Dutch oven with nonstick coating; heat over medium heat.
Add meat and onion; cook until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Add potatoes,
undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon granules, sugar,
thyme,Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaf. Stir in 2 1/2 cups water. Bake,
covered, in a 350' oven for 1 hour. Add eggplant. Cover and bake for 30
minutes more.

Meanwhile, prepare Sour Cream Biscuits.

Remove stew from oven; increase oven temperature to 425'. Discard bay leaf.
Combine sour cream and remaining I tablespoon flour; stir into stew. Brush
biscuits with milk. Sprinkle with sesame seed, if desired. Arrange biscuits
atop stew. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are
golden. Serves 6.

Sour Cream Biscuits: Stir together 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder Cut in 1/4 cup margarine or butter until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup reduced fat dairy sour cream and
1/4 cup skim milk. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface 8 to 10 times.
Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough into circles with a 2-inch
biscuit cutter. Makes 12 biscuits.

NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING: 412 calories, 21 g protein, 52 g carbohydrate,
14 g fat, 46 mg cholesterol, 4 g dietary fiber, 804 mg sodium.

Recipe by: Better Homes & Gardens

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #871 by "Nitro_II "
on Oct 27, 97