Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Beef and Gorgonzola Gnocchi

A very quick, very tasty, go to meal.   This makes enough to be three really nice sized bowls - or 4 smaller ones if you wanted to serve it with a salad.  It also makes for a great leftovers lunch.


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 10 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • A handful of parsley, finely chopped
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat to cook the gnocchi. 

While the water is coming up to a boil, place a medium size skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sirloin, then season it with salt and pepper and brown it until caramelized, 5 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon into bite-size crumbles.

Add the onion and garlic to the pan and soften for 5 minutes. Adjust the salt and pepper, then add wine to the pan and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken stock and sage, then the gorgonzola. Reduce the heat to low.

Cook the gnocchi in boiling, salted water for 2-3 minutes, until they float. Drain the gnocchi and toss with the beef and cheese mixture. Top with chopped parsley.