Recipe: Oxtail Stew to warm you this winter
We are sharing a wonderful winter recipe with you! This oxtail stew can be made even a day in advance and served the next day, giving the flavours time to develop or you can easily freeze it for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking. Either way, this is a recipe that would warm you on those cold winter nights…..pure comfort food.
2 cups flour
Salt and pepper
6 pounds oxtail, cut into chunks
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic sliced then mashed in salt to puree consistency
1 red onion chopped
1 cup red wine
3 cups crushed tomatoes with juice
Water, to cover
3 bay leaves
2 pounds carrots peeled and chopped into large chunks
6 pounds potatoes peeled and chopped into large chunks
In a shallow bowl, add the flour. Season well with salt and pepper. Dredge the meat in the flour, shaking off any excess. In a large stock pot or Dutch oven over high heat, add the olive oil and heat. When the oil is hot, add the meat, and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per side. When all of the meat is browned, remove the meat from the pan and set aside on a plate.
To the pot, add the garlic and red onion and sweat. Add the wine to the pot. Add the browned meat back into the pot and add the crushed tomatoes. Add enough water to cover the meat and add the bay leaves. Bring to a simmer and simmer over low heat for 2 1/2 hours.
Add the carrots and the potatoes and simmer for another 45 minutes. Remove from heat and serve. it can’t be easier…
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