Recipe by riffraff
This from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines by Jeff Smith. Very rich sauce, great with pasta and be sure to have the ever handy crusty bread available. If it is too rich for you try adding a can of chopped tomatoes to thin it out. We have always used oxtails in stews, etc and find this recipe to be right up our alley.
- 4 lbs oxtails
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, sliced thin
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 cups italian tomato sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce)
- 1 can tomatoes (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Season oxtails with salt and pepper.
- Heat a 6 quart stove top covered casserole and add the oil and garlic.
- Saute for just a moment and add one third of the meat.
- Brown well on both sides and remove.
- Brown next third and then last third.
- Drain fat from the pot and return all the meat, along with all the other ingredients.
- Cover and simmer until very tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
- You may need to add a bit of water now and then if the mixture dries out.
- I add a can of chopped tomatoes at the end.