My dad gave me a recipe when he was here over Christmas. It was something he had tried at his local grocery store and then he had made it at home and really liked it. I wasn't able to get the exact ingredients in my part of the country, but I took his recipe and adapted it to what I could get and this is what I came up with.
2 pounds beef stew meat
1 medium onion
1 3 oz bag sundried tomatoes
1 14 oz. can beef broth
1 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
1 16 oz. package gnocchi pasta
dried spaghetti sauce mix (use about 1 heaping T. from envelope)
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese to garnish if desired
Put all the ingredients except the gnocchi into the slow cooker. I left my sundried tomatoes whole. Next time I would slice them. I also left the onion whole. I don't eat onions, but I like the flavor. This way I could remove the onion after cooking.
Cook in slow cooker 4-6 hours (I did mine 4 hours on the high setting). Put in gnocchi for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. The gnocchi should be tender and the meat should be falling apart.
I served the stew with the bread I made here.
This one was a hit with my husband.
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I made the Crusty Bread from last week. I subsituted the rye flour with ground flax seed. The bread was delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!
Looks delicious, Sue! I love gnocchi, but I've never tried to make it. But I must just give this a whirl. Thanks for the recipe.
Yummmmm....now I will be craving this dish all day...make your Friday special my friend .xoxox
Yum - That looks so good. I need a bowl of it about now. Cold morning.
Enjoy your weekend.
Oh that looks so good on this cold day! Even better with your bread. :)
Have a wonderful 'warm' weekend. :)
I am always looking for recipes for the slow cooker and I love gnocchi! Thanks so much, Sue. I am going to get the ingredients and make this!
That looks delicious and I bet it was.
Oh YUM!! Sue this looks so good and YUMMY!!
Hugs and smiles Gloria
Your slow cooker Italian Stew looks wonderful for a cold day. I would like to invite you to my Full Plate Thursday, the linky will be open all week end. Thank you for sharing and you have a good week end!
We love gnocchi. I'll have to give this recipe a try. I like that it can be done in the crock pot, which makes it great for week night dinners.
Oh, this looks yummy. I'm going to give it a try with chicken. I have to hurry up though, the weather is warming up here a bit and we're not having any of those cold, cold nights any more. Still chilly in the evening though, so before I get in the salad mode, I'm going to make this!
Have a great weekend.
We had gnocchi on NYE, but not this way. Looks good so I am going to have to try it!
Looks great Sue! I love gnocchi, also think leaving the onion whole is a great idea too:@)
My husband loves gnocchi - I'll have to make this for him!
Oh Sue.. I LOVE gnocchi.. love it.. but it's a no no for me on the insulin diet.. arrggh... I have a friend who is a gourmet chef and she makes the best gnocchi I have ever tasted.. and even makes the gnocchi from scratch... and the sauce... if you are feeling a little experimental.. is made from capsicum... I wouldn't have thought I would like it.. but it's fantastic... Now I have said that.. I don't have the recipe for the sauce.. haha.. so ooops... but I think they are sundried capsicums so very similar to what you have here... and boy.. your's looks delicious too!!!
Have a great weekend... ciao ciao xxx Julie
No mammal or bird here, but I can tell you from experience this would be fabulous with lobster! Sounds very much like a lobster gnocchi dish I order in Cayman.
Hmmmm, looks wonderful! I think this is something I might try for my son & his family...they love dishes like this. Thanks for sharing!
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Hope you enjoy it!
and that Italian stew looks to die for!!
I've only ever had gnocchi at restaurants but have often thought about making it at home when I pass by it in the grocery store. This looks like a great recipe to try for my first at-home gnocchi experience!
Beautiful as always, Sue. I especially liked the recipe in the spiral bound notebook. My mom, and now I, have one just like it. I imagine every family has one. Beautiful photos.
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