A hearty meal needs a strong companion! Pinot noir offers a charismatic aroma of dark fruit and an earthy bouquet with elements of roses, herbs, and wood.
Finely slice onion and mince garlic.
Heat some vegetable oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Sear cubed beef on all sides.
Add onion and garlic and sauté for approx. 3 min. until translucent. Add tomato paste and sauté until fragrant. Add cayenne pepper, paprika, caraway seeds, nutmeg, and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper.
Add tomatoes and then enough water until meat is submerged. Simmer covered for approx. 1.5 hrs over low heat until the meat is tender.
Cut bell peppers into bite-sized pieces and add to stew. Simmer for another approx. 20 - 30 min. until softened. Remove bay leaf and serve hot topped with sour cream.