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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Umsila Wenkomo or Oxtail Stew a Slow Cooker Recipe



Umsila Wenkomo means Oxtail Stew in the Xhosa (Koh-Suh) language. Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa. Nelson Mandela was of the Xhosa people and Umsila Wenkomo or Oxtail Stew was one of his favorite meals.



Umsila Wenkomo


Ingredients:
Umsila Wenkomo or Oxtail Stew a Slow Cooker Recipe Photo by Daniel Panev4 pounds oxtails
2 cups beef broth or stock
2 cups baby carrots
4 medium potatoes unpeeled and quartered
1 hot pepper
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:
Add all ingredients except meat in a large slow cooker and mix well, add meat and simmer on low for 9-10 hours or high 6-7 hours. Serve with white rice.


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