Brunswick Stew with Corn Dumplings
An absolutely tasty dumpling stew is perfect in a cold winter day to warm up your entire family. 16
Soak lima beans overnight in cold water then drain.
Combine first 6 ingredients in small piece of cheesecloth and secure with a string.
Add to an 8-quart pot with the stock and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Add hen, giblets, and 1 chopped onion.
Simmer, covered, until the chicken is tender, about 1½ to 2 hours.
Chill overnight if desired.
Skim fat from surface of stock.
Remove chicken; discard skin and bones and cut meat into bite-size pieces.
Set aside. Cook bacon until crisp in medium skillet over medium heat.
Remove with slotted spoon to paper towel and drain well.
Add to stock. Pour off all but 2 tblsp fat and place skillet over high heat.
Add remaining onion and sauté quickly until browned.
Add to stock along with potatoes, tomatoes, lima beans, tomato paste, red pepper, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine.
Cover partially and simmer until beans are tender, about 40 to 60 minutes.
Stir in reserved chicken, okra, and corn.
Bring stew to simmer, then drop dumpling batter in by tablespoonfuls.
Cover pot securely and simmer until dumplings are puffed and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 15 Turn into soup tureen to serve or spoon dumplings into heated bowls and ladle soup over.