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Hearty Oxtail Soup

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Ingredients
  Oxtail 1
  Onion 1 Large
  Fat 1 Tablespoon
  Carrots 2 , chopped
  Chopped lean ham/Beef 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sprig thyme 1
  Parsley sprigs 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Whole cloves 3
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Beef consomme/Water 2 Quart
  Pearl barley 3 Tablespoon
  Sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Cayenne To Taste
Directions

Cut oxtail into joints.
Chop onion and saute in hot fat until golden.
Add oxtail pieces and brown slowly.
Add carrots and ham.
When mixture browns, add thyme, parsley, bay leaf, cloves, and garlic, all chopped very fine.
Continue to brown; stir in flour.
Add consomme and barley.
Lower heat and simmer, covered, for about 4 hours, or until meat is tender.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Add sherry when ready to serve.
Makes about 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
240 Minutes
Ready In: 
270 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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