Let me tell you a story about this recipe. I made this back in September and my boyfriend and I agreed it was the best beef stew we had ever tasted. Ever. So I cut it out to save it, only to promptly lose it a few days later. Undeterred, I scoured the Real Simple magazine (where I found it) recipe database -- it wasn't there. I called their customer service -- they didn't have access to it either. I searched the web, with no luck. I even posted a recipe request on 'Zaar. Finally, I called customer service again and ordered a back issue of the magazine. I was truly a woman obsessed. So now that the back issue has arrived, I'm posting it online so I never have to worry about losing it again :) This is really an amazing dish, and it was worth all the effort to have this back in my recipe archive.