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Jamaican Oxtail Stew

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Category: Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1/3 c Dried small white beans
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 3 lb Beef oxtails
  • 3 Garlic cloves; peeled and cr
  • 1 md Yellow onion; peeled and dic
  • 1 md Tomato; diced
  • 2 c Canned beef stock
  • 2 c Water; (approximately)
  • 2 tb Freshly ground allspice; or
  • Salt; to taste
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Tabasco sauce; to taste


Recipe by: Jeff Smith
Place beans in a small saucepan. Add 1 cup of the water, bring to a
boil, covered, then turn off the heat. Allow to sit for 1 hour, covered,
then drain.
Brown the oxtails well in the oil. Place the oxtails in a 6-quart
stove-top casserole.
Add the garlic, onion and tomato. Add the beef stock and enough water
so it just covers the contents of the pot. Add the allspice, salt and
Cover and simmer for 3 1/2 hours, adding the drained beans after 1
1/2 hours. Stir occasionally.
Remove the lid during the last hour of cooking if you want a thicker
sauce. Be careful the pot does not dry out. Season with salt, pepper and
Tabasco sauce. This recipe serves 4 to 5.

Comments: I first tasted this dish in Kingston, Jamaica, at a colorful
local restaurant called The Pepperpot. I was really surprised by the
brightness of flavor and for a moment both Craig, my assistant, and I were
stumped. The assertive flavor of allspice was so obvious that we missed
This recipe is close to what is served at this wonderful restaurant.

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