Tuscan-Style Beef Stew

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV

In this simple yet rich stew, just two ingredients—Chianti and black pepper—provide most of the complexity. But when you add them to the pot makes all the difference.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME3¼ hours, plus 30 minutes resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Tuscan beef stew (peposo), a stew made by the tilemakers of Florence's famous Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral Duomo, is a simple stew of beef braised in wine, with loads of peppercorns and a head of garlic cloves. To improve the texture and...

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