Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stewed Oxtails and Butter Beans

Stewed oxtail with butter beans - about this recipe
3 lbs oxtail
1-2 cups Flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 slices of bacon
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans of butter beans
salt/black pepper/cayenne pepper to taste

  1. Rinse off oxtails and season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper
  2. Put flour in a bowl and dredge the oxtail pieces, knocking off any excess flour
  3. Heat the oil in a dutch oven and brown the oxtail pieces on both sides, doing a few at a time so the pan stay nice and hot
  4. Add the bacon, and onions to the pan and sauté for 3 minutes
  5. Add the oxtail
  6. Cover the oxtail with water and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and turn the heat down to low, simmering for 3 hours
  7. After 3 hours taste your liquid; season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Add the butter beans and simmer for another 15 minutes
*Note* If you would like flavorful rice to go with your stew, add more water than needed to the stew when filling the pot to boil, atleast 2 cups more. When the stew is done cooking and before you add the butter beans, use the liquid from your stew to cook the rice in. This makes for very yummy rice!