Potjiekos (South African Hodgepodge Stew)

3-4 lbs oxtail
2 tsp kosher salt, extra to style
1 tsp black pepper, extra to style
2 tbsp ghee (or 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp olive oil)
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup chopped)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp tomato paste
3/4 cup medium-bodied purple wine (South African pinot noir or Shiraz/Syrah most well-liked)
1 tsp floor coriander
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp floor cinnamon
1/4 tsp floor nutmeg
2 pinches floor cloves
1/4 tsp floor cardamom (or 1 entire inexperienced cardamom pod)
1/2 tsp hickory liquid smoke (optionally available if cooking over an open fireplace)
1 bay leaf
~1 cup rooster inventory, extra as wanted
1 lb small yukon gold potatoes, reduce into bite-sized chunks
2 carrots, reduce into bite-sized chunks
1 zucchini, reduce into chunk sized chunks
3/4 lb brussels sprouts
1/2 head cauliflower (about 1 lb), damaged into bite-sized items
1/2 lb white mushrooms, reduce into chunk sized chunks if wanted
1/2 lb cherry or grape tomatoes

1. Pat the oxtails dry utilizing paper towels, then season throughout with the salt and pepper. In a dutch oven or deep skillet, heat the ghee over medium warmth. Add the oxtails and brown till darkish and crisp on the edges, about 3 minutes per aspect, in batches if wanted to stop overcrowding. Take away the oxtails and put aside, then add the onion to the dutch oven; saute till softened, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste, and stir collectively till scorching and fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir within the wine, coriander, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, liquid smoke, and bay leaf; simmer to deglaze the pan, about 3 minutes, scraping up any cooked bits on the backside of the dutch oven as you go.

2. Return the oxtails to the pot, then add sufficient rooster inventory to achieve about 3/4 of the way in which up the oxtails, about 1 cup. Carry to a simmer, then cowl and cut back warmth to low; simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring each from time to time to make sure the oxtails are nicely coated with the flavorful sauce.

3. After the oxtails have simmered for 1 1/2 hours, season the sauce with extra salt and pepper to style, then add the next greens in layers, on this order: potatoes, carrots, zucchini, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. Cowl and simmer for half-hour with out stirring, then add the mushrooms and cherry tomatoes; simmer for one more half-hour.

4. Gently stir the pot to calmly coat the the greens, then distribute into bowls and serve.

** On the spot Pot (electrical strain cooker directions): observe Steps 1 & 2 utilizing the “Saute” setting on the strain cooker, then pressure-cook the oxtails utilizing the “Meat” setting for 40 minutes. Enable to depressurize naturally, then observe Steps 3 & 4 utilizing the “Sluggish Cooker” (excessive) setting to complete.

** To save lots of time, you should definitely measure out the spices into one small bowl, because you’ll be dumping all of them into the pot on the similar time.

** For these on the Whole30 plan, or avoiding alcohol, use 1/4 cup purple wine vinegar plus 1/2 cup rooster inventory rather than the purple wine.