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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



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


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


Shape corn dough into small balls.


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: