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Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs With Gnocchi and Brownie Bliss

Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs With Gnocchi and Brownie Bliss
Total Time:
up to 6 hours
Active Time:
15 minutes

Cooking Sequence

-- Prepare ribs and begin to cook - 5 minutes

-- Cook ribs - 4 to 6 hours

-- Complete ribs and prepare brownies; serve - 10 minutes

Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs with Gnocchi


1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sun-dried tomato spread (from Produce)
1 (1.3-oz) packet Parma Rosa sauce (or pesto) sauce mix, divided
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2 lb beef chuck short ribs
2 cups beef broth, divided
1 (24-oz) jar tomato basil pasta sauce, divided
1 (16-oz) package gnocchi pasta
1/4 teaspoon pepper


-- Slice onion.


  1. Slice onion. Combine tomato spread, 1 teaspoon sauce mix, and Italian seasoning; coat ribs with tomato mixture (wash hands).
  2. Place ribs in slow cooker with onions, one-half of the broth, and one-half of the pasta sauce; cook on HIGH for 4–6 hours (or LOW for 6–8 hours) or until meat is tender.
  3. Skim any excess fat from meat mixture. Whisk remaining broth, pasta sauce, and sauce mix until blended; add to slow cooker. Stir in gnocchi and pepper; cook 8–10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve.

Brownie Bliss


1 (8-oz) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping

1 1/2 cups malted milk balls

Large zip-top bag

8 Bakery brownies

1/4 cup chocolate syrup


-- Place whipped topping in medium bowl to thaw.


1. Place milk balls in large zip-top bag and seal. Crush milk balls using meat mallet; stir into whipped topping.

2. Cut brownies into bite-size chunks. Layer brownies and milk ball mixture in dessert bowls or serving dish. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and serve. (Makes 8 servings.)

Aprons Advice

-- Complete your meal with a fresh salad blend and crusty baguette.

-- Layer your favorite ice cream in the Brownie Bliss recipe to make a scrumptious brownie sundae.

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Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs with Gnocchi

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 600kcal; FAT 21.00g; SAT FAT 7.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 80mg; SODIUM 1980mg; CARB 69g; FIBER 7.00g; SUGARS 17g; PROTEIN 36g; CALC 15%; VIT A 25%; VIT C 15%; IRON 50%

Brownie Bliss

CALORIES (per 1/8 recipe) 480kcal; FAT 23g; CHOL 15mg;SODIUM 220mg; CARB 66g; FIBER 3g; PROTEIN 5g;VIT A 0%; VIT C 0%; CALC 6%; IRON 8%

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