Peposo Alla Fornacina

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by HeatherN

This recipe was included in an email newsletter I get for terracotta pots. The author writes: When working in Impruneta, our favorite restaurant is Da Padellina just down the road in Strada in Chianti. That's where most of our artisans eat these days. Alvaro, the proprietor, was kind enough to share his recipe for Peposo with us, and we'll share it with you. There are other variations that call for more pepper and/or more wine. But we find Alvaro's to be the best. Buon Appettito! I made this tonight, it is fantastic!! I used regular stew meat and a 28 oz can of diced San Marzano tomatoes. I served with garlic and parsley fettuccini.

Top Review by fcaraco_7211484

haven't made this yet but I just returned from a few weeks in nearby Gaiole in Chianti where I fell in love with this dish at la Picarda in Ponte a Bozzone. It's one of the simplest and best beef stews ever. I'm actually planning to make it this weekend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the meat in a deep pot with the garlic, tomatoes, salt and pepper and cover it all with cold water.
  2. Cook for about 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the wine and let it cook for about another hour.

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