Stewed oxtail with butter beans

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This Caribbean classic makes a hearty meal from low-cost ingredients and even though it's roots are tropical it's an ideal dish for a cold, damp winters evening.

Stewed oxtail with butter beans
Slices of oxtail, skinned
Servings:Serves 10
Calories per serving:1050
Ready in:3 hours 45 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:3 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:19th January 2013

Best recipe review

Not so attractive raw


But I like the taste of it



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  1. Trim and discard any excess fat from the oxtail and scald the oxtail pieces in a pan of boiling water for 3 minutes
  2. Remove, drain and pat dry on a tea-towel
  3. Season 6 tablespoons or so of flour with sea salt and black pepper and dredge the oxtail pieces, knock off any excess flour
  4. Heat the oil in a large heavy pan and brown the oxtail pieces on both sides, doing a few at a time so the pan stay nice and hot
  5. Discard any excess oil
  6. Add the bacon, onions and garlic to the pan and sauté for 3 minutes
  7. Add the oxtail, carrot, onion, garlic, tomatoes and stock
  8. Cover and gently simmer for 3 hours, skimming and discarding any surfacing fat on a regular basis.
  9. After 3 hours season to taste with salt and pepper and add a little extra water or stock if needed
  10. Add the butter beans and simmer for another 15 minutes
  11. Stir in the spring onions and serve

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with crusty bread or mashed potatoes

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