|The Recipe Bin: Caribbean - Soups & Stews|
|Jamaican Oxtail Stew|
|Place beans in a small saucepan. Add 1 cup of the water, bring to a boil, covered, then turn off
the heat. Allow to sit for 1 hour, covered, then drain.
Brown the oxtails well in the oil. Place the oxtails in a 6-quart stove-top casserole.
Add the garlic, onion and tomato. Add the beef stock and enough water so it just covers the contents of the pot. Add the allspice, salt and pepper.
Cover and simmer for 3½ hours, adding the drained beans after 1½ hours. Stir occasionally.
Remove the lid during the last hour of cooking if you want a thicker sauce. Be careful the pot does not dry out. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce.
|Makes approximately 4 servings.|