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Spanish-Style Oxtail Stew

Spanish-Style Oxtail Stew
Recommended wine to pair with Spanish-Style Oxtail Stew: Boëté Cheval Route Merlot

Prep Time:
25 Minutes

Ready In:
4 Hours 25 Minutes

Cook Time:
4 Hours


"This rich beef stew with white wine and chocolate originates from southern Spain. It's perfect for the fall and winter seasons!"


3 tablespoons olive oil
4 pounds beef oxtail, cut into pieces

1 cup beef broth
1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate

2 onions, chopped

3 bay leaves

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 green bell pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons paprika


2 carrots, thickly sliced


1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until smoking. Brown the oxtail in batches, and set aside. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the pot; cook, stirring constantly, until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

Pour in white wine, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Add browned oxtail, beef broth, chocolate, and bay leaves. Return to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 3 hours.


Season with salt and paprika, stir in carrots, recover, and allow to simmer until carrots are tender.


Recipe submitted by: Jetman
Photo by: :melissa.507
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