Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cheeseburger Gnocchi Recipe

I've never had gnocchi, and to be quite honest, I have no frickin idea how to even pronounce it.  All I knew is that I wanted to make it!  #amateurchefprobs

This recipe is inspired by one I came across on Pinterest.  I figured if I don't like the gnocchi, what better way to mask the taste than with CHEESEBURGER!  I will admit, gnocchi is, um, unique.  It's got a different texture, but all-in-all it was yummy!  It's a combo of potato and pasta, and who doesn't like that!? 

This recipe was super simple, and the gnocchi being the star of the show made me feel like I was being all super-chefy. <---- Is that even a word? I'm declaring it one ;)


16 oz. package potato gnocchi
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-10 oz. can Rotel diced tomatoes
1 c. beef broth
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
sliced green onions for topping


-Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet over med-high head.  Add gnocchi and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until fully toasted.  Remove gnocchi and set aside. 
-Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onions are tender, then add the ground beef and cook til browned.
-Add the tomatoes and beef broth, then add the gnocchi back into the pan.  Stir to combine and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the gnocchi is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5-6 minutes.
-Remove from heat, then stir in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir til cheese is melted and combined.  Top with remaining cheese and the green onions. 
-Place the skillet in the pan and broil til the cheese is bubbly and golden brown (that's my favorite part!!)


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