Nana Bridget’s oxtail casserole
( SERVES 6 )
This oxtail casserole was one of Mum’s favourite recipes that Nan would make. It’s hearty and a comforting dish for the family.
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- Set oven to 170C. Dry the pieces of oxtail with paper towels and, in a large bowl, coat the meat with the flour and season.
- In a large, ovenproof pot, heat oil on high. Shake excess flour from oxtail, brown in batches and set aside.
- Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, garlic, carrot and celery to the pot. Season and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the wine and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Return the meat to the pot and add the tin of tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and season.
- Put a lid or tinfoil over the pot and place it in the oven and cook for 3 hours, checking each hour to make sure the liquid has not evaporated. Add a bit more water or stock if it looks too dry.
- Remove from the oven. The casserole is ready when the meat is tender and falls apart easily. Serve with mash and green vegetables.