Red Wine Venison Stew
Made with venison, this stew is intensely flavored and has a silky, thick sauce that clings to the vegetables and meat as they slowly cook together. Beef chuck roast works very well here, too, but may add more fat, so be sure to skim the final stew before serving.
Stew can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days. Reheat gently before serving.
Venison is available from dartagnan.com.
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