A hearty wine-braised meat stew is the kind of centerpiece dish that doesn’t appear on vegetarian tables — but this recipe below delivers all of that deep, rich, wine-braised flavor without the meat. This is a dish that is sure to impress vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
We’ve swapped eggplant for the beef in this classic bourguignon recipe. The eggplant soaks up the intense flavors of the stew, and braising turns it melt-in-your-mouth tender. Serve this hearty stew over pasta, over creamy polenta, or with hunks of crusty bread for dunking.