Peposo (Pepper Beef Stew)

Old world style Peposo (Pepper Beef Stew) is tenderly succulent over a warm bed of deliciously filling Polenta. This savory tummy pleaser is so tasty everyone that tries it inevitably likes it. I love to feed this to my hungry teenagers, as they appreciate a nice hearty meal that will stay with them on their busy days. Also, some times its nice to site down and have a time tested traditional meal that has been bringing families together for as long as folks have been eating beef stew over Polenta (yellow grits).  Quick and easy this recipe will call everyone in the house to the table for a bowl of authentic Peposo. I recommend you try it at least once to see for yourself how delicious it really is.

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Use a mortar and pestle to grind whole peppercorns.

Then set aside.

Using the same pestle: smash garlic cloves.

Pat the beef dry. Place the beef in a large bowl.

Add the smashed garlic, tomato paste, salt then mix well.

Coat the beef with crushed peppercorns.

Mix Well.

Place beef in a dutch oven or pan (with lid).

Add chianti (Italian red wine) to the pan.

Add bay leaves & thyme.

Sprinkle more black pepper on top of the meat. Bring to a simmer (medium-high).

Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid for 2 hours.

Remove the lid and cook uncovered for 45-60 minutes or until meat is very tender. Make sure to baste the meat with the liquid frequently, this will prevent the meat from drying. Discard bay leaves & thyme. Season with salt and a bit more black pepper.

Serve with bread and polenta.

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Peposo (Pepper Beef Stew)

Flavorful and savory, Peposo (Pepper Beef Stew) is a delicious comfort food that the entire family will absolutely love.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs chuck roast cut into 1.5" x 1.5" cubes
  • 750 ml Chianti (Italian Red Wine) about 1 bottle
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorn
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 8 thyme stems
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Use a mortar and pestle to grind whole peppercorns. Then set aside. Using the same pestle: smash garlic cloves.
  • Pat the beef dry. Place the beef in a large bowl. Add the smashed garlic, tomato paste, salt then mix well. Coat the beef with crushed peppercorns.
  • Place beef in a dutch oven or pan (with lid). Add chianti (Italian red wine) to the pan. Add bay leaves & thyme. Sprinkle more black pepper on top of the meat.
  • Bring to a simmer (medium-high). Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid for 2 hours.
  • Remove the lid and cook uncovered for 45-60 minutes or until meat is very tender. Make sure to baste the meat with the liquid frequently, this will prevent the meat from drying. Discard bay leaves & thyme. Season with salt and a bit more black pepper.

Serve with bread and polenta.

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