Cheeseburger Stuffed Gnocchi

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Tara Maini

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Gnocchi
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Ingredients

Instead of buns, we're stuffed potato gnocchi with a cheeseburger filling and served them with a creamy cheese sauce!

Method

Preheat your oven to 200CºC. Spread a thin layer of salt on a baking tray and arrange your potatoes on top. 

Bake them for about 1.5 hrs or until easily pierced with a knife. 

Remove the flesh into a bowl and then pass through a ricer onto a large surface or cutting board. Sprinkle it with salt. 

Once the potatoes have cooled slightly, sprinkle over some salt and drizzle over the egg yolk. Sift over the flour 

Using a bench scraper, chop the flour into the potato until everything is evenly coated in flour and it looks like lots of little pebbles. At this point, bring the dough together with your hands by gently folding together. Don’t overwork this. Set aside until ready to use covered in a bowl. 

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the beef mince and cook until browned, breaking apart with a wooden spoon.  Add the sauces, garlic powder, salt and pepper. 

Once the beef is cooked with the sauces, turn off the heat and add the onions and pickles and stir to combine. Set aside to cool. 

Divide the gnocchi dough into 2.  Roll each piece into a log, then chop with a sharp knife into 2 inch Dust in a little bit of flour.

Press each piece into a flat round.  Add a heaped teaspoon of the meat mixture into the middle then fold and pinch the edges together to seal.  Then gently flatten into a disk.  Place on a parchment lined tray dusted with flour so the don’t stick.  

Continue with the remaining gnocchi and filling. 

Once filled, bring a pot of salted water to boil.  Add the gnocchi in batches and cook until just floating. 

Remove them and drain.  Then coat each side in sesame seeds. 

Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat.  Pan sear the gnocchi on both sides until golden brown.  Keep warm

Make the cheese sauce. In a pot, melt butter then add the flour, paprika, mustard powder and whisk to combine. Cook for 2 minutes.  

Gradually pour in the milk until the mixture is smooth.  Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.  

Gradually add the cheese until smooth. 

Pour the cheese sauce onto a place and top with the gnocchi

Garnish with chopped onions and pickles, enjoy! 

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Tara Maini

Tara Maini

Tara has always loved cooking, just ask her siblings. who acted as taste testers for all her creations growing up. As an adult, she trained in restaurants before heading to culinary school, where she mastered the basics of French cooking, baking and pastry – her biggest passion today. She might have fine dining training, but Tara still has simple taste...she’d eat chicken nuggets every day if she could. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you can find Tara try to work out, reading cookbooks and finding new hobbies besides food.

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