• 4servings
  • 195minutes

Rate this recipe:

Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B3, B9, B12, C, D, P
MineralsZinc, Copper, Natrium, Silicon, Magnesium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 tbsp olive oil

  2. 3 large onions , thickly sliced

  3. 1 medium oxtail , cut into pieces

  4. 3 tbsp flour , seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper, for dusting

  5. 450 ml brown ale

  6. 400 ml beef stock

  7. 1 tbsp light brown sugar

  8. 75 g self-raising flour

  9. 35 g shredded suet

  10. 1 tbsp chopped thyme

  11. handfulchopped parsley

  12. buttered carrots

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas mark 3.

  2. For the oxtail: heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat until almost smoking then add the onions and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden-brown. Transfer the onions to a lidded casserole dish.

  3. Roll the oxtail pieces in the seasoned flour to coat and shake off any excess. Heat the remaining olive oil in the same frying pan used to cook the onions, until almost smoking, then add the oxtail pieces.

  4. Fry for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden-brown on all sides, then add to the onions in the casserole.

  5. Pour the ale into the frying pan while still over the heat and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

  6. Pour in the stock and sugar and simmer for 2 minutes, then pour the liquid over the oxtail and onions. Place a lid on the casserole and cook in the oven for 2 ½ hours.

  7. For the herb dumplings: while the oxtail is cooking, sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the suet and chopped thyme leaves. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  8. Mix in just enough cold water to form a stiff dough that comes away cleanly from the sides of the bowl. Divide into 4 equal pieces and shape into balls.

  9. After the casserole has been cooking for 2 ½ hours, add the dumplings to the casserole, cover and return to the oven for another half an hour, or until the oxtail is meltingly tender and the dumplings are cooked through.

  10. . To serve, divide the casserole and dumplings between warm serving bowls, add some buttered carrots and sprinkle over the chopped parsley.


Send feedback