I must say that one-pot dishes are starting to become a regular thing around my house (like that is a bad thing....). Ron and I both work all day, and many times a hearty one-pot meal fits the bill perfectly.
Recently, I made a Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet
and it was a big hit with both my boys. I decided to try a different twist on that idea by creating a bacon cheeseburger version. One of Ron's favorite things to eat is a bacon cheeseburger and he loves gnocchi- I knew this would a home run at dinner time! Unfortunately, when I made this meal Ron came down with a the stomach flu and didn't get to try it right away. The poor guy was so disappointed, but once he felt better he brought it for lunch 3 days in a row. For a guy that does not like leftovers more than once it must have meant that the dish was that good
. Kellen and I also loved this meal and I think Kellen was especially excited about the pickles. The child might (I said might
) love pickles more than me, and it makes me so happy. Besides being delicious, this meal is really easy to make and cooks in one-pot (easy clean-up for the win!).
I am really liking playing around with different gnocchi skillets..... I think of a chicken parmesan or pesto version for a future post might be in order!
Tonight, I am stopping at the gym before I head for to grill. The beginning of our week is pretty much unplanned because I have a conference coming up later in the week and won't have time to cook. However, I have my boys stocked with shells and cheese and a little kielbasa....I think they will survive without me and probably enjoy that mac and cheese treat!
Happy Monday everyone!
1 1/4 lb lean ground beef
1 medium white onion, diced
8 strips of bacon, cooked crisp
1 Tbl ketchup
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
16 oz package of Gnocchi
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
Brown beef in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add onions to skillet and cook until tender. Drain excess grease from the skillet and return to heat.
Add 1/2 the amount of bacon to skillet and stir. Add gnocchi to skillet, ketchup, water and heavy cream. Stir and let cook for about 6-8 minutes until gnocchi is tender and sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with cheese on top and place skillet under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted and starts to bubble.
Remove from oven, top with green onion, tomatoes and remaining bacon. Serve immediately with suggested garnishes.