Chef Jacques Pepin is a god. His beef stew is my new favorite dish to make at home! It’s warm, cozy, and hearty. Perfect for a cold winter day (or any day, really). I would eat this in the middle of the summer, it’s so darn good! A big part of why I love it is the sauce: a full bottle of red wine. That’s it. So simple! It really adds such a beautiful richness to the dish. Throw in some nice carrots, mushrooms, cipollini onions, and pancetta, and you’ve got yourself a wonderfully satisfying meal. Thank you, Chef Pepin, for sharing your recipe with the world!
Searing the chuck roast
Cooking the garlic, onion, and flour
The sauce consists of a full bottle of red wine!
Boiling the pancetta
Veggies (and pancetta) help make this dish delicious
Cooking up the veggies and pancetta
After cooking for almost two hours, the meat is super tender
Ready to serve
Hearty, meaty goodness