Peposo – a traditional stew from Tuscany
"Peposo" recipe – Italian stew from Tuscany
Ingredients for 4 persons :
– 500 grams of beef
– 6 cloves of garlic
– 3 ripe tomatoes (or a can of tomatoes 450 gr)
– 4 slices of stale toast
– Salt & pepper
Cut the meat into 3 cm squares and put in a stewpan. Add the cut tomatoes, the coarsely chopped garlic and sprinkle with salt and pepper. The dish should be quite peppery since "peposo" means peppery, it should therefore be a bit hot. Cover the meat with cold water and cook over low heat, stirring regularly with a wooden spoon. Let the meat simmer for 2-3 hours so that the meat becomes well cooked. If necessary, you can add a little bit of water during the cooking.
Serve hot on toasted bread!
This dish goes well with a Nebbiolo d'Alba which has been opened two hours prior to serving, at 17-18 ° C.