Suggested Wine Pairing: Teroldego
Recipe by Chef Randy Whiteford
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Cut beef into 2-inch pieces, season with salt and sear on at least two sides (in small batches). Transfer to a heavy-bottomed casserole dish.
Add remaining ingredients (except the chicken stock and chocolate) to the pan used to sear the beef. Sweat on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Transfer vegetables to the casserole dish and add chicken stock. Cover tightly with foil and cook in the oven until beef is very tender (about 3 hours).
Remove beef to a serving dish and keep warm.
Transfer vegetables and liquid to a blender. Add chocolate and blend until smooth, adjusting seasoning to taste.
Pour sauce over beef, mix gently, and serve.