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Old 09-02-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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Katie's Favorite Oxtail Soup TNT

This is a cool weather favorite in our house. Hope you like it, too. Enjoy!

(Serves 4)
2 lbs. oxtails, cut into 1½-in. pieces
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (16-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained, or equivalent quantity of home-canned tomatoes, with liquid
1 (10½-oz.) can condensed beef broth or equivalent quantity of homemade broth
½ cup water
½ cup dry red wine
1 tsp. granulated sugar
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp. dried thyme, bruised
1 bay leaf
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into julienned strips
4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into julienned strips
½ cup frozen peas

Trim visible fat from oxtails and dust with flour. In a soup pot or Dutch oven, brown oxtails in hot oil. Add onion, tomatoes with juice, beef broth, water, wine, sugar, salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 hours or until meat is just tender. Skim off excess fat. Add carrots and parsnips; cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Add peas; cook about 5 minutes or until peas are heated through. Serve immediately. Note: Don't be tempted to leave the parsnips out. They add an important flavor "note" to the soup. Even people who don't like parsnips, like this soup.

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Old 09-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Katie! You are girl after my own heart!!! I adore oxtails but have to tell my husband they are short ribs - the term "oxtail" just makes his stomach turn! I just don't point out the fact that they are ROUND! lol

I have this copied and printed and will be making it VERY soon! THANK YOU! And I LOVE parsnips - my mother always put them in her chicken soup.

MMMMMMMMMMM - now where is that cool-ish weather????

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