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Classic Oxtail Soup

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  Oxtails 2 Pound, cut into 2 inch pieces
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cold water 2 Quart
  Onion 1 Small, peeled
  Whole cloves 3
  Peppercorns 6
  Bay leaf 1 , tied in a square of cheesecloth
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), tied in a square of cheesecloth
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, peeled
  Leek 1 , well cleaned (White Part Plus 1 Inch Of Green)
  Celery ribs 3
  Carrots 3 , scraped
  White turnip 1 Small, peeled
  Potatoes 2 Medium, peeled
  Tomato 1 Medium, peeled

In a large skillet over high heat, brown oxtails well on all sides in oil.
Transfer pieces to a soup pot with a slotted spoon, reserving 3 tablespoons fat in the skillet.
Add enough water to cover the oxtails by 1 or 2 inches, then add small onion, spice bag and salt.
Bring to a boil and skim foam from surface.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 3 hours or until meat is very tender.
Strain soup, discarding onion and spice bag.
Cover oxtails and refrigerate.
To remove fat easily, chill soup and lift solidified fat from top.
Cut remaining vegetables into large chunks.
Saute onion, leek, celery, carrots and turnip briefly in reserved fat.
Return broth to soup pot and add potatoes and sauteed vegetables.
Simmer 30 minutes.
Add oxtails and tomato and simmer 15 to 20 minutes longer.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2308 Calories from Fat 944

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 106 g162.5%

Saturated Fat 32.9 g164.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 544 mg181.3%

Sodium 5485.7 mg228.6%

Total Carbohydrates 164 g54.5%

Dietary Fiber 28.6 g114.2%

Sugars 44.6 g

Protein 178 g355.3%

Vitamin A 704.3% Vitamin C 279.4%

Calcium 46.6% Iron 51.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Oxtail Soup Recipe