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Beef and Pumpkin Stew with Pomegranates

I've had this recipe for about 15 years now, finding the book from which it comes in a thrift store (see title below). It has a lot of interesting pumpkin recipes. Needless to say, it's what I make every Halloween, yesterday being no exception. It's really good: savory, somewhat spicy, and delicious.  Beef and Pumpkin Stew with Pomegranates One two pound cooking pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes. 
3 poblano peppers
1 pomegranate
2 tablespoons butter 
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon flour 
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 cup beef broth
1 cup water 
Steam the pumpkin cubes until just tender, about 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, preheat a broiler or gas grill, or light a fire in a charcoal grill. Place the chilies on a broiler pan or grill rack and broil or grill until the skins are charred and blistered, 2 to …

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