Thursday, 10 April 2014

Slow braised beef and potato gnocchi

Ok so it's official, my menu is up and running at work.. And man have I got some recipes for you! 
Ok firstly it's autumn in Melbourne it's starting to get colder, my house has that slight scent of dust from turning  the ducted heating on so that can only
Mean one thing.
Slow braised hearty food and this one is a winner 

Potato gnocchi with slow braised beef 

In an ovenproof saucepan sauté 2 onions and 2 cloves of garlic  diced roughly. 
Then add 300gr died speck or pancetta 
2 diced carrots and 3 celery sticks and sauté until golden.
then add 500 gr of diced beef and brown.
Now the fun part...,
Deglaze the pan with 1 bottle of red wine. 
Then fill up with beef stock until covered.

Cover the mix with a lid or foil.
Place in a preheated oven at 160deg for 2.5hrs.

When it comes out the beef starts falling apart, the onions are sweet and the sauce is reduced to a delishious jus that can only be described as liquid gold!

Serve on a bed of freshly blanched  good quality or homemade gnocchi.

Garnish with some Regianno parmigiano
Then put your feet up with an extra glass of red and enjoy.

Comfort food at its best!!

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