Addictively Delicious Beef and Dill Dumplings


Bet you can’t have just one! These juicy one-biter homemade beef dumplings are so flavorful and easy to make.

I love eating dumplings as much as I love making them! And since winter is finally here, enjoying some piping hot fresh homemade dumplings is a great way to warm up and pass the time. Today I’m sharing with you my pelmeni Russian dumplings version 2.0 (an update from my previous post , click here) that has a little twist to my original recipe…fresh dill! Served with a sprinkle of more fresh dill and dollops of sour cream, I assure you they won’t last long on the dinner table!

Dill is such a delicious floral herb that adds a nice freshness to the beef filling. With many of us staying home this holiday season making dumplings as a family around the dining room table is a great way to pass the time and make good conversation with our loved ones. My husband and I enjoy this activity while watching a movie with him rolling out the dough and me doing the delicate job of folding these little dumplings into cute little packages.

This recipe is enough to make about 50-60 dumplings and you can easily freeze them to be consumed as a snack or meal later on. A great emergency freezer food in our house! To prep for this, make sure to arrange them on a parchment lined baking tray lightly dusted with flour and then place the whole tray in the freezer for an hour. Afterwards transfer the frozen dumplings into a freezer bag and they are good to keep for a month or so.

Try this out and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Addictively Delicious Beef and Dill Dumplings

Prep time: 1 h min     
Cook time: 10 h   
Total time: 1h 10 min   
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Dough
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
Filling
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Make dough in a large bowl by mixing flour with salt and then make a well in the center and add eggs.
  2. Slowly mix the flour and eggs together while drizzling in the water a little at a time. Once dough starts coming together begin kneading to incorporate. Place dough to aside to rest.
  3. Make filling by combining ground beef, grated onions, chopped fresh dill, salt, and pepper.
  4. To make the dumplings, divide dough into 4 portions and roll out one portion into a large rectangle until 2-3 min thick.
  5. Using a knife divide the rolled dough into squares measuring 2 x 2 inches.
  6. Place 1 tsp of filling into each square.
  7. To fold dumplings, bring the diagonal corner of each square together and press firmly to create a triangle. Then pinch together the two furthest corners of the triangle to form a bonnet shaped dumpling.
  8. Place dumplings on a floured parchment. At this point, you can choose to partially freeze them in the freeze with the tray for 30 min and then transfer to freezer bags for storage.
  9. To cook, boil 5-6 cups of water in a large pot and boil dumplings for 5-8 min until floating and the meat filling is cooked.
  10. Serve with some melted butter or sour cream with a sprinkle of freshly chopped dill. Enjoy!

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