Oxtail with Chinese Tomato Sauce 3

Oxtails in Chinese Tomato Sauce was a regular part of growing up. My brother and I loved this dish; we’re practically made of this stuff. So when I opened my fridge and stared at the oxtails, I knew I had to make it for Lon so I called me mom for instructions. It turns out, it’s ridiculously easy, so if you have kids, this will end up being a regular in your house. I didn’t have a single cousin (in my large family) that could resist this stuff.

My mom makes this dish with fresh ginger. I didn’t have any so I had to adjust a bit, but either way, it tastes great!

Oxtail in Chinese Tomato Sauce

  • 2 pounds 6 ounces beef oxtails
  • 1 (28 oz) can peeled tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 cup soy sauce (or 3/4 cup soy sauce with 1/4 cup water if your soy sauce is very salty)
  • 12 peeled shallots
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • rice or bread to serve

Instructions –
1. Place oxtails in a medium sized pot. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drain. Clean skum off of pot and return oxtails to the pot.
2. Add tomatoes with liquid, soy sauce, shallots, sugar, and ginger. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.
3. Uncover and continue simmering for another 30 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. While it cooks, I skim about 1/2 cup of oil off the top.
4. I grew up eating this with rice but you can also eat it with bread. The sauce is salty so use sparingly.

Oxtail with Chinese Tomato Sauce 4

You’ll have a ton of sauce left over so stay tuned for what else we do with it…

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