This Peposo recipe, aka "Tuscan Black Pepper Red Wine Stew", creates incredibly flavorful and melt in your mouth beef with a rich and savory red wine broth. Incredibly romantic and delicious! This makes a great family or date night dinner.
Servings 8 adults
Calories 488 kcal
3 lbs boneless chuck roast *cut into lg chunks 1/4 cup olive oil salt *for generously salting beef chunks (see above in post for types) 5 shallots *finely diced, about 1 1/2 cups 8 cloves garlic *crushed or minced 750 ml bottle chianti 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tbsp tomato paste 32 oz beef broth 1 tbsp dried basil 1/2 tbsp black pepper 1 tsp ground white pepper
Cut the chuck roast into large chunks. Generously salt all sides of beef chunks. Heat a dutch oven pan on the stovetop on med/high heat. Just as the pan begins to slighlty smoke, add olive oil. Immediately add 1 layer beef chunks. Sear until browned, repeating on all sides and with remaining beef. Remove browned beef from pan. Add diced shallots and sauté until tender, about 5-7 mins. Add garlic and continue sauteing for an addittional min. Over the same med/high heat add in approximatley 1 cup of wine to shallots. Whisk in flour and cook until a paste is formed and flour lumps have been worked out. Slowly whisk in beef broth. Stir in tomato paste, black pepper, white pepper, basil and remaining bottle of wine. Bring to a simmer over med/high heat and then lower the heat to lowest setting. Cover and cook for approximately 4 1/2 hours, stirring every so often.
*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.
Cutting the beef into large chunks creates incredibly tender beef that shreds with the touch of a fork as seen in the picture above.
hot rice, creamy polenta or hot buttered noodles. Both the rice and polenta take can take up to an hour to make so plan accordingly. Cooking times are tailored for Chuck Roast. See above in post for additional cuts and cooking times.
Calories: 488 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 35 g | Fat: 27 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Cholesterol: 117 mg | Sodium: 582 mg | Potassium: 848 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 53 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 67 mg | Iron: 5 mg