"This is one of the traditional foods back in the Philippines, always the best for fiestas and holidays. Serve over hot cooked rice." — alicia
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1 1/2 pounds
beef oxtail, cut into pieces
ground black pepper, or to taste
eggplant, cut into 2-inch chunks
bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces
fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped into 2-inch pieces
peanut butter, or as needed to thicken sauce
This is my all-time favourite Filipino dish! I always have my dad make it when I visit home :) This recipe is pretty much how I make mine, however, there are a few difference: 1) I also add a pound of stewing beef to the oxtail to make it "meatier", 2) I don't use bok choy and it still has enough vegetables in it, 3) I mix the peanut butter right into the broth - the heat melts it right away, 4) I like using crunchy peanut butter for more texture. Great recipe! Everyone should try it :)
I made this exactly as the recipe stated;and it was very good, but I felt something was missing. I would have given it a 3-star rating after the first attempt...
However, I made it a second time, with the following changes/additions:
First, in addition to the oxtails, I added about a pound of beef stew meat. (I am matriarch to a family of carnivores!)
Then, I browned all of the meat at high heat....using half canola and half olive oil, and I lightly salted and peppered it. This step is so important (to me) in order to flavor the broth! Then I added about a cup of red wine to de-glaze the pot, scraping all of the little crispies from browning the meat. From this point, I followed the recipe pretty closely. (Pretty closely, because I also added fresh Thai basil and marjoram when I added the veggies.)
I served it over brown rice, with a wonderful crusty Portuguese bread...it was really an international meal by the time I finished with it!
All of my changes bumped the recipe to a 5-star, but I don't know how authentic it is now!
Thanks for the recipe!!
This is basically how I make mine. It's one of my favorite filipino dishes. And it can be served with a dollop of shrimp paste. For coloring, you can add achuete to the sauce.
Delicious! I was skeptical about the peanut butter but it was absolutely wonderful. Will definitely make this again and again!
My favorite Filipino Dish
Made this for my Filipino husband. He said it was exactly right. Very authentic. Thanks for the recipe!
very good recipe, almost like Momma's! Thank you for sharing!
Used veggie burgers instead of the beef. Liked it !
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Filipino Oxtail Stew
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 189
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