Peppered meat stew

Yesterday I was working from home, so I decided to do some stew. I had seen on-line these recipes for a peppered stew called “Peposo” (literary: peppery) typical from Tuscany. I had been looking for an occasion to try it for a while and yesterday seemed to be just the right occasion. It turned out to be a great spicy and aromatic stew.

I decided to share this recipe with Full Plate Thursday by Miz Helen and It’s a Keeper Thursday by Christina.

Peppered meat stew

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Yield: 2-3 Servings


  • 1 lb stew meat
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon crushed pepper
  • wine
  • salt
  • EVOO


  1. First I roasted up some garlic cloves in a bit of oil until the garlic was well browned. Then I added the diced meat to the pot and started browning it. When the meat was well seared on all sides, I added a splash of wine Red wine would be the way to go, but I add only very little red so I did a bit of red and a bit of white. Finally I added 3 diced tomatoes and seasoned the meat with a pinch of salt and a lot of pepper. I covered the pot and let the stew simmer for about 2 hours until the meat was fall-apart tender.
  2. Eat it with some toasted bread or polenta or even boiled rice. I would suggest using a rather "bland" side, the thing is not called peppery for nothing!

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6 Responses to Peppered meat stew

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  2. Pola says:

    @ Jessica: Thanks!!
    @ Helen: I won't miss it!
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  3. Frank says:

    I've been wanting to make peposo for quite some time myself but have never gotten around to it. This looks lovely!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    This Pepper Stew looks like it would be so tender and full of flavor. It looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  5. cajunlicious says:

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    – Jessica
    (All Things Cajun)

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