Bean Dumplings

Bean Dumplings
Budget-friendly recipe

Serve these comforting dumplings with your favorite soup or stew.

What You'll Need

  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Large pot


  1. In a large pot, stir together cornmeal and boiling water until there are no lumps. Cook for 3 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Rinse and drain beans. Add beans and salt to moistened cornmeal. Stir well.
  3. Shape corn dough into small balls.
  4. Drop the corn balls gently into a large pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low and simmer the dumplings gently until cooked to the center, about 30 minutes.

Chef Tips

  • To keep the dough from sticking to your palms, wet your hands with cold water before rolling each ball. While cooking the dumplings, do not let the water come to a fast boil, as they may fall apart.

  • Variations: Stir in sliced scallions, whole corn kernels, roast red peppers, minced jalapeños, ground cumin or garlic powder for extra flavor.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
Total calories:
Total fat:
1.3 g
Saturated fat:
<1 g
28 g
3.9 g
3.6 g
244 mg
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