Awhile back Wendell made this oxtail stew. It was really, really good. The recipe is from What Hawaii Likes to Eat - Hana Hou!
4 -5 pounds oxtail 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salad oil 2 medium onions, wedged 1 clove chopped garlic 5 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup 4 small carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 4 small potatoes, quartered 1 cup sliced celery flour-water mixture for thickening
Dredge oxtails in flour; brown lightly in large pot on all sides in hot oil. Add onions and garlic; brown lightly. Add water and bay leaves; bring to boil; cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until oxtails are tender. Add remaining ingredients; simmer additional 30 minutes or until vegetables are done. Thicken with flour-water paste, if desired.