I hope you have all enjoyed Christmas, I know I do too. Since most of my friends are out of town for two weeks, I'm still here in Montreal, extending my culinary skills, discovering new ingredients and doing lab works. For now, I will be doing the cooking at home. Recently on Foodbuzz, there were quite some recipes using gnocchi and for a while, I wanted to make something with gnocchi. Gnocchi is an ingredient originally from Italy, you can think of as a potato-based dumplings. Like pasta, it can be served in any sauce. This recipe is taken from Robert's Recipes.
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 40 mins
500g lean ground beef
1 large onions
3 minced cloves of garlic
1 red pepper, cubed
5-6 white button mushrooms, sliced
1 28oz. can diced tomatoes
1 14oz. can tomato sauce
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp Italian seasonings
salt and pepper
1 package (500g) of gnocchi
1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until transparent. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant.
2. Add ground beef and cook until it starts to turn brown. Add pepper and mushroom, continue to cook until pepper is tender. Drain off excess fats.
3. Add diced tomatoes and their liquid, tomato sauce, bay leaves and seasonings. Bring to boil and reduce to low heat. Continue cooking for 30-40 mins until the sauce becomes thick and liquid evaporates.
4. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi in a pot of boiling water. The gnocchi are ready when it starts floating.
5. Transfer gnocchi to Bolognese sauce. Serve with Parmesan cheese.