Oxtail stew with olives

servings4
3 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oxtail, cut into 5cm sections
  • 120g of lardons
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.4l beef stock
  • 800g of tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml of dry white wine
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch of thyme, small
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp of olive tapenade
  • 24 Kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

1
Over a medium heat, sauté the lardons, onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large casserole pot until the onion is lightly browned
  • 120g of lardons
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
2
In a frying pan, warm a little vegetable oil until very hot, then season the oxtail with salt and sauté until golden brown
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 oxtail, cut into 5cm sections
  • salt
3
Add the sautéed oxtail, stock, tomatoes, wine, bay leaves, thyme, sugar and a good pinch of salt to the casserole pot
  • 1.4l beef stock
  • 800g of tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml of dry white wine
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch of thyme, small
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar
  • salt
4
Bring to the boil, partially cover the pot with a lid, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 2 hours, occasionally skimming off any fats that rise to the surface
5
Stir in the olive tapenade and continue to simmer for another hour until the meat easily comes away from the bone
  • 1 tbsp of olive tapenade
6
Add the Kalamata olives, season with salt and pepper, then finally add the red wine vinegar
  • 24 Kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • pepper
  • salt