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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Easy Oxtail Stew Recipe

What are oxtails? Are they the tail of an ox? Oxtails are beef from the tails of male and female cattle. Oxtail is a tough, bony fat-rich meat that requires long and slows cooking to release the wonderful rich flavor. Cooks around Africa have long made use of oxtails. Don't be scared off by the name oxtails, it’s delicious.



Oxtail Stew

Don't be scared off by the name oxtails, the stew is delicious.
Oxtail Stew
photo by Kent Wang

Ingredients:
4 large oxtails
1 large chopped onion       
8 cups water
4 medium diced carrots
Sprig of fresh thyme
2 dry bay leaves
2 large chopped tomatoes
4 peppercorns
1 tablespoon salt

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a large pot. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours or until the meat separates from the bones. Serve with rice or any type of bread.

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