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Braised Oxtails with Lima Beans

Our traditional Sunday dinners would not be the same without a

scrumptious, falling-off-the-bone oxtail dish. Serve over Steamed

Coconut Jasmine Rice and Plantains…Yes please!

Serves 6


Braised Oxtails

3 lbs (1.4 kg) oxtails

1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar

1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine vinegar

1/4 cup (60 mL) Raquel’s Seasoned Salt

(see recipe link)

2 beef bouillon cubes

1/4 cup (60 mL) + 3 Tbsp (45 mL)

canola oil, divided

2 Tbsp (30 mL) + 1 tsp (5 mL) browning

1 medium sweet or red onion, sliced

1 green bell pepper, diced

8 cloves garlic, sliced

2 cups (500 mL) diced tomatoes

1 cup (250 mL) ketchup

3 Tbsp (45 mL) Worcestershire sauce

4 cups (1 L) reserved beef stock

1 bay leaf

1 Tbsp (15 mL) crushed allspice berries

1 whole Scotch bonnet pepper (optional)

3-4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

2 cups (500 mL) cooked large white or green

lima beans

1/4 cup (60 mL) parsley, diced

Salt and pepper to taste

1. Trim any excess fat from oxtails and rinse in a large bowl of cold water and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar. Drain and season with seasoned salt.

2. In a 6-quart (6 L) Dutch oven (or follow instruction of a pressure cooker), add water to cover, bouillon cubes, oxtails with red wine vinegar marinade and cook over medium-high heat until oxtails are tender, approximately 60 minutes. Drain and reserve the flavourful stock and set the oxtails aside on a plate.

3. In a wide-bottomed 6-quart (6 L) pot, heat 1/4 cup (60 mL) oil over medium-high heat. Add browning sauce and sear oxtails on both sides in batches, about 3 minutes per side. Remove and set aside on a plate.

4. Add 3 Tbsp (45 mL) oil to the pot and reduce heat to medium. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and cook for 3 minutes.

5. Add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce and reserved stock, bring to a boil, add oxtails and remaining ingredients then lower to simmer. Cover with a lid that is slightly ajar and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve over steamed rice or Caribbean Mashed Potatoes.

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