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Gnocchi and Beef Stew

Here’s a thick, comforting stew.

Here’s a thick, comforting stew.


  1. 1 1/4 lbs (625 g) beef strip loin steaks, trimmed and cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) cubes
  2. 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  3. 2 tsp (10 mL) dried Italian seasoning
  4. 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and black pepper, divided
  5. 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  6. 2 carrots, chopped
  7. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  8. 1 onion, chopped
  9. 1 celery stalk, chopped
  10. 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) ready-to-use beef broth
  11. 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. 1 lb (500 g) fresh potato gnocchi
  1. Toss steak with flour, Italian seasoning and half each of the salt and pepper. In a large, shallow saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. In batches as necessary, brown beef and transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and saute carrots, garlic, onion and celery for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in broth, tomato paste, bay leaves and remaining salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Return steak to the pan, along with any accumulated juices. Stir in gnocchi, reduce heat and simmer gently for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and gnocchi is tender. Discard bay leaves.
  1. Serves 4 to 6.
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This recipe is available in the book Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers.

Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • Myrna says:

    Where does the gnocchi come in?

    • Best of Bridge Editors says:

      Hi Myrna, the gnocchi is added just after the steak and meat juices are returned to the pan. Enjoy!

  • Myrna Doucette says:

    Nowhere in the recipe does it mention meat. Am i missing something?

    • Best of Bridge Editors says:

      Hi Myrna, can you tell me which cookbook you are inquiring about? I’m wondering if we are looking at the same book. Thanks.

  • Myrna Doucette says:

    I am looking at the recipe on your website. Although I have several of your cookbooks it is not from one of them,

    • Best of Bridge Editors says:

      Hi Myrna, I’m glad we clarified! The website recipe for Gnocchi and Beef Stew is incorrect and should be replaced shortly. Thank you for your patience and for bringing this to our attention. The recipe is from Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers cookbook (2018).

  • myrna says:

    When? I really want to test this recipe.

    • Best of Bridge Editors says:

      Hello Myrna, we have put a request to update the website. We endeavor to get this done soon, but it goes through several channels to make a change. Thank you for your patience!

  • Denny says:

    It is now Aug. 24, 2020 and I note from your remarks you were to update the website for the Gnocchi beef stew which still hasn’t been done! I would love to have this recipe as gnocchi is my grandsons favourite.


  • Lizzy says:

    It’s now March, 2021 . Is it possible to get this recipe corrected? There is no meat or gnocchi in the current recipe.

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