Aussie “Beef” and Peppers with Gnocchi

This dish was pretty good, although I can never make it again since husband has just informed me that he doesn’t care for bell peppers! I used Gardein Teriyaki Chick’n Strips (without the sauce), because that’s the only fake “beef” substitute I could find. I normally would use the Gardein Beefless Tips, but Target was out of those. This dish had a good flavor, although it needed a little “zip” to it (not sure what it needed).

rating: 8

Aussie Beef and Peppers with Gnocchi
(All Recipes magazine, Dec./Jan. 2016)

time needed: 55 min.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound flank steak, cut into strips (I used Gardein)
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (6 ounce) package fresh button mushrooms, sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 (14.4 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
1 (1 pound) package potato gnocchi

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Add beef and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer the beef to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to keep warm. Reserve the oil in the skillet.
Reduce heat to medium, then stir in the onion and garlic, and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Toss in the mushrooms, red peppers, and yellow peppers and cook until tender, another 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and paprika; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Combine the beef with the tomato mixture and stir.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add gnocchi and cook until they float, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, then toss the gnocchi in the sauce and serve.

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