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Bean Dumplings

Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 8
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian
Serve these comforting dumplings with your favorite soup or stew.

What you'll need

Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large bowl
Large pot
Spatula or spoon


Serves 8
2 1/2 cups Cornmeal or 2 1/2 cups Masa Harina (corn Flour) or 2 1/2 cups Grits
2 cups Water Boiling
15 ounces Brown Beans cooked or 15 ounces Red Beans cooked
1/2 teaspoon Salt



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In a large pot, stir together cornmeal and boiling water until there are no lumps. Cook for 3 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.


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Rinse and drain beans. Add beans and salt to moistened cornmeal. Stir well.


Step 3 picture
Shape corn dough into small balls.


Step 4 picture
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's 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 Facts

Serving Size 3.00 piece

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.3 g2%
Saturated Fat <1 g1%
Sodium 244 mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 28 g10%
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g13%
Protein 3.9 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: