Oxtail SoupFrom sitbynellie 6 years ago
- 2 lbs. oxtail - the good sized rings; avoid if you can the little bits from the end of the tail. shopping list
- Some plain flour (about half a cup would do). shopping list
- 2 oz. beef dripping (beef fat) or oil shopping list
- 2 medium onions, chopped finely shopping list
- 2 tablespoons more plain flour shopping list
- 4 pints hot beef stock shopping list
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree shopping list
- Half a teaspoon dried thyme shopping list
- salt and pepper shopping list
- A bay leaf shopping list
- 3 cloves shopping list
- A small bunch of curly parsley shopping list
- 2 medium sized carrots, diced small shopping list
- 1 stalk celery, chopped up small shopping list
How to make it
- Trim the meat of excess fat and cut it up into chunks.
- Coat the meat in the flour.
- In a frying pan, heat up the beef dripping (or oil).
- Brown the meat very quickly in batches over a high heat.
- Remove from the fat and drain on kitchen paper.
- Turn the heat down to low/moderate.
- Add the onions and fry gently until golden (about 8-10 minutes).
- Sprinkle in the 2 tbsp. flour. Mix well and brown lightly.
- Slowly add the beef stock and mix in thoroughly. The soup should start to thicken.
- Stir in the tomato puree.
- Add the thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the bay leaf, cloves and parsley (it's best to tie them up in a piece of muslin cloth so it's easier to remove them later).
- Return the meat to the pot, cover and simmer for 3 hours until the meat is really tender and falling off the bone.
- Let it cool a bit and remove the bay leaf, cloves and parsley.
- Separate the meat from the bones, cut in bite-size pieces and return to the pot.
- Add the carrots and celery.
- Cover and simmer for another 20 minutes.
- It's ready to serve now but I prefer to let the soup go cold, refrigerate overnight and remove the solid fat from the top, and serve next day.
The Cooksitbynellie Glasgow, GB
The Rating7 people
Oxtail Soup Is My Favorite. The Only Thing Different Is For The Next Day Leftovers, I Add Barley, mmmmm!
Steffgoblue434 in Anniston loved it
Oxtails used to be the cheapest thing at the meat counter. Now that everyone caught on to how good they are they are priced super high. Thanks for posting!jett2whit in Union City loved it
This is one of my very favorite soups- and have to agree with Jett, now the oxtails are outrageous!...a very high five, and thanks Susan!
Debdebbie919 in Manahawkin loved it