My whole family loved this dish. It was tender and tasty. I used the oxtails, but given their expense I will use bone-in chuck roast next time (bones give food a rich flavor). Oxtails do have a lot of bone, gristle, and fat, but most of the fat melts during cooking and gets skimmed from the sauce at the end.
For slow-cooked comfort, feast on Wine-Braised Oxtails. It's the perfect dish on a cold winter day.
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Total: 6 Hours, 30 Minutes
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, sliced
- 6 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 (3-inch) fresh rosemary sprigs
- 5 pounds oxtails
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
- 1 (8-oz.) package fresh mushrooms, quartered
- Hot cooked rice
- 1. Place first 7 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker.
- 2. Toss oxtails with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat. Cook oxtails, in 2 batches, in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until well browned. Transfer oxtails to slow cooker, reserving drippings in skillet.
- 3. Add wine to reserved drippings in skillet; cook 1 minute, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of skillet. Whisk in tomato paste; cook, stirring often, 2 minutes. Pour over oxtails.
- 4. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours. Add mushrooms; cook 1 more hour.
- 5. Remove oxtails and vegetables using a slotted spoon. Discard bay leaves and herbs. Skim fat from juices in slow cooker; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately over oxtails, vegetables, and hot cooked rice.
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