One pot Cheeseburger Gnocchi paired with Petit Verdot

This Cheeseburger Gnocchi recipe from is so, so good. Seasoned beef. Spicy tomatoes. Gooey cheese. Toasted potato dumplings. Does it seriously get any better than this?!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder (optional)
  • 2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 1 cup beef broth (or water)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions

Pair this delish dish with:

Reserve Sutherland Petit Verdot 2015

The grapes for the Sutherland Reserve Range are hand-picked in Elgin and transported to the Thelema winery in Banhoek for vinification.

Relatively rare as a single cultivar wine, the Sutherland Reserve Petit Verdot 2015, is the third wine in our Sutherland Reserve Range. Rudi says the exceptional quality of the 2015 vintage and Gyles’s love for Petit Verdot opened the door for this single-varietal bottling.

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“We saw some early rain during the 2015 Elgin harvest, leading to a slow ripening season and superb, quality fruit at harvest,” says Rudi. “Petit Verdot is known for its power, and we exposed the crushed grapes to natural yeast fermentation. The fermented wine got the full classic treatment of 18 months in new 225l barrels, and the result is a wine which we believe is a game changer for Petit Verdot as a single South African variety. Inky dark in colour, muscular structure with a seductive perfume, brooding fruit flavours and exceptional drinkability.”