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Beer Braised Beef with Rosemary-Scented Gnocchi

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Welcome back to the Food Lab, I'm going to make some serious autumnal comfort food today; I'll show you how to make the most out of some very inexpensive ingredients. I'm braising beef in beer, and then I am going to show you how easy it is to make gnocchi. Together they're an unstoppable duo of warming, fulfilling and nourishing comfort food. To make this recipe even simpler, you can pick up some pre-made gnocchi at your local grocery store...but what's the fun in that!? :) See you in the kitchen!!
Ingredients
For braised beef
  Beef chuck 6 Pound
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste, freshly grounded
  Onions 2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Carrots 6 , cubed
  Beer 24 Ounce (2 any beer of your choice)
  Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Rosemary sprig 2
  Thyme sprig 5 Gram
For gnocchi
  Butter gold potatoes/Potato 2 Pound
  All-purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Black pepper To Taste
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Rosemary 10 Gram
  Parmesan reggiano 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, chopped
For asparagus
  Asparagus 3 Bunch (300 gm), trimmed
  Butter 4 Tablespoon, softened
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, thinly sliced
  Pepper To Taste
  Parmesan reggiano 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
For garnish
  Parmesan reggiano 4 Tablespoon, grated
Directions

For Beef
GETTING READY
1. Tie the beef chuck with butcher’s thread, as shown in the video.

MAKING
2. Season the beef chuck with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven pour in the olive oil and place the beef. Sear for 60 minutes on both sides.
3. Take out the beef and place over a chopping board.
4. In the same Dutch oven add in the onion, garlic and carrot. Stir well and cook for few minutes.
5. Add in 4 tbsp. beer and place the beef back to the pan. Pour in remaining beer.
6. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
7. Place rosemary sprigs and thyme over the top of beef. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 180 minutes on low heat.

SERVING
8. Recipe follows.

For Gnocchi
GETTING READY
1. Boil potatoes whole and unpeeled until fork tender.
2. Peel the potatoes with a paring knife, and put them through a ricer.

MAKING
3. Place riced potato over the counter top and dwell a well in the centre.
4. Add in the eggs and beat with a fork. Add in ¼ cup of flour to the potatoes and knead gently. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
5. Cut the dough into 4 ounce chunks and roll to make rope. Slice the rolls into small diamond shape gnocchi.
6. Roll gnocchi on back of the fork as shown in the video. Set aside for 20 minutes in a floured sheet.
7. Boil water in a pan and add in the salt. Add in the gnocchi and cook until it starts floating over the surface.
8. Take out the gnocchi and place in a bowl filled with ice water.
9. In a pan add in the butter and melt. Stir in gnocchi, garlic, parmesan reggiano and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté all the ingredients.

SERVING
10. Recipe follows.

For Asparagus
GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.

MAKING
2. In a casserole dish place the asparagus and top with butter, garlic, kosher salt, pepper, parmesan reggiano and olive oil.
3. Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
4. Take out the asparagus from the oven and drizzle lemon juice over it.

SERVING
5. Plate the Gnocchi, top with asparagus, braised beef and vegetables. Garnish with parmesan and braised sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
210 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1224 Calories from Fat 727

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 81 g124.8%

Saturated Fat 34 g170%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 310.9 mg103.6%

Sodium 539.1 mg22.5%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.7%

Sugars 6.1 g

Protein 77 g154.6%

Vitamin A 168.1% Vitamin C 21.5%

Calcium 28.8% Iron 42.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beer Braised Beef With Rosemary-Scented Gnocchi Recipe Video