I am posting this recipe for Ox Tails specifically for my Lil Brother. The name swinging comes from my Daddy, he called ox tails swinging steak.
SMOTHERED OX TAILS
2 pounds ox tails, 1 large yellow onion, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 2 bay leaves, 1 package onion soup mix, 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 3 cups low sodium beef broth and 1 cup water.
Attempt to get the oxtails all the same size. Wash meat, season meat with salt, and pepper. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the flour on the meat. Pour the oil into a skillet, when the oil is hot add the meat and brown them. Get out a large heavy pot, dump the browned meat into the pot. Cover meat with the stock and water. Add garlic cloves, onions, bay leaves and soup mix to the pot. Simmer for about 2 hours. Scoop out 1 cup of the broth add 1/2 cup of flour stir well until there are no lumps, pour the flour mixture back into the pot and stir well. Continue cooking for another hour or until the meat is tender and about to falls off the bone.
Ok Brother, here ya go, the next time I am in LA I expect you to fix me some ox tails!