A hearty, full-bodied soup - somewhat different than most oxtail soups.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rehydrate dried mushrooms in hot water for 30 to 45 minutes. Drain, and slice.

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  • Trim all fat off oxtails. Spread on a shallow roasting pan. Roast at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Drain off fat, reserving about 2 tablespoons.

  • Add 1 cup of water to roasting pan in which oxtails were browned. Heat, stirring constantly, to dissolve browned bit. Reserve.

  • In a large stock pot, saute onion, carrots, parsnip, mushrooms and turnip in reserved fat until soft, about 10 minutes. Add browned oxtails. Drizzle brandy over the saute. Ignite.

  • Pour reserved water and browning over the oxtails and vegetables. Add remaining 5 cups of water. Add savory, bay leaf, barley, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat. Cover, and simmer slowly for 2 hours. Adjust seasonings.

Nutrition Facts

588.3 calories; 63.3 g protein; 22 g carbohydrates; 214 mg cholesterol; 1408.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
Robust flavor and it got better as a left over reheated. A very satisfying "comfort food" on dreary winter days. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2007
Very disappointing. You can't roast meat at 450 deg F without filling the house with smoke. The resultant soup had an unusual less than inviting taste. Read More
(15)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
Robust flavor and it got better as a left over reheated. A very satisfying "comfort food" on dreary winter days. Read More
(36)
Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2007
Very disappointing. You can't roast meat at 450 deg F without filling the house with smoke. The resultant soup had an unusual less than inviting taste. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2012
I love OxTail Soup this is easy and very very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2015
This was my first attempt at oxtail anything & am happy to say that the seniors at the local center I cook for loved this soup the only thing they wanted was some cabbage so next time I think I'll add that as well. Great hit thanks for sharing!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2013
Very good we liked this a lot. Even better the second day. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2019
It was very good. A little bit tedious. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2018
great! with super good flavor and it will keep you warm during winter plus very easy to make. Read More