3 little boys came to visit last weekend....whilst they had a ball and played and played. ...I played with my dishes and served up a nourishing oxtail stew for my friends!
slow cooker until I got back home!
The dinner service and silver are all inherited. Paragon 'Fantasy'....wish I could get my hands on more items!
And, of course, the Oxtail!
3 Oxtails cut into pieces (the butcher will do this!)
4 onions roughly cut
salt and pepper to your taste (remember oxtail is quite a salty meat!)
1 can of butterbeans
8 potatoes halved
6 carrots in big chunks
a little flour
Red Wine around 750ml and 1 lt of beef stock
a Tablespoon of sugar!
Fry your (flour- dusted) oxtails together with garlic and onions.
Add the stock and red wine and simmer on low heat for around 4 hrs.
By this time your oxtail should be lovely and tender and almost falling from the bone. Be careful not to overcook as the oxtails will fall from the bone!
Add the carrots and potatoes and simmer further until nicely tender.
Add the can of butterbeans and serve on a bed of rice or even more decadent, creamy mashed potatoes.
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