In days of old, oxtails came from oxen, but today they are simply the tails of beef cattle or veal of both genders. Eating oxtails date back as far as the consumption of beef when all of the animal was used and no part went to waste. The tail made a wonderfully hearty soup that stretched a small amount of meat with the addition of any variety of vegetables. Oxtail soup has become a comfort food for many.
Suitable for home freezing.