Beef Stroganoff with Gorgonzola Gnocchis / by Brian Staffield

beef stroganoff with gorgonzola gnocchis

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beef stroganoff with gorgonzola gnocchis

This is our first post in a series entitled: Foods with Weird Names.  Sure Beef Stroganoff seems like an outdated dish, but adding the Gorgonzola Gnocchis turns this into a new modern classic. This is a perfect example of taking something from the past and making it fit today's tastes. It's not as hard as people make it out to be. 

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Side note: I want to lick that steak. 

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Beef Stroganoff

  • 1 lb. Top Sirloin Steak sliced into strips about 1/4" thick.
  • 6 Mushrooms baby cremini--sliced 
  • 1/2 medium Red Onion minced 
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic minced 
  • 1/4 cup Wine (Pinot Noir) 
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed Mustard Seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chives finely chopped
  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the garlic and onions. Caramelize until caramel in color. 
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper, sauté for about 3-5 minutes.  
  3. Introduce the steak into the mix at this point. Sauté only until the steak turns slightly brown.
  4. Stir in the wine and sour cream. Bring to a boil then reduce to a low simmer. Stirring occasionally let the sauce thicken up before serving. 
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Gorgonzola Gnocchis

  • 2 Potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 cup Flour (plus extra if needed) 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 oz. Gorgonzola crumbled
  1. In a large bowl mix the mashed potatoes in with the butter and 1/4 cup of the flour.
  2. Mix in the eggs and the rest of flour.
  3. Sprinkle the gorgonzola into the mixture. Fold the cheese into the batter. Add more flour as needed. It should be the consistency of slightly tacky bread dough.
  4. Transfer the dough into a ziplock bag. 
  5. Heat several cups of cold water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. 
  6. Cut the tip off the ziplock bag, that's right - just the tip. Squeeze over the boiling pan while cutting the dough into tootsie roll sized pieces. 
  7. Boil until each gnocchi floats in the pan.
  8. Drain the water and serve with Beef Stroganoff on top. Garnish with chives. 
beef stroganoff with gorgonzola gnocchis

Photos as always by Katy Weaver (you probably know that by now)

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