Saw someone somewhere mention how they thought Ox Tail made a good stew. It does.
- Take the Ox Tail and braise it. Or broil it. In this instance, they did not have a lot of Ox Tail at the store, just a little, so we broiled the Oxtail with some other stewing beef. Salt, pepper, garlic powder. But you have to watch it under a broiler. We don’t want it to burn.
- Potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms – cut them in large pieces. Braise them in a pan with red-wine, olive oil. Large pieces as we want them to not dissolve while in the pot for several hours. You could braise the Ox Tail in a pan and then use that pan for the veggies too…. .
- Dump it all in a crock pot for about 6 hours or so, with some water – beef broth – and diced tomatoes. Gently toss. Add in your aromatics – bay, parsley, rosemary. We gave these herbs a little grind in the pestle, to break them up.
It was good. So good that taking a picture of the finished product was the farthest thing in my mind… .