1 (3 to 5 pound) oxtail
5 tablespoons oil
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium size onion, sliced
Water from 1/4 cup achuete, soaked
1 banana heart, sliced crosswise
2 bundles Chinese long bean (sitaw), cut into 2-inch pieces
4 eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/3 cup rice, toasted brown in a pan and ground to a powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cut oxtail into 3-inch pieces. Boil once and discard water. Boil again until tender.
Sauté garlic and onion in oil.
Add achuete water, sautéed garlic and onions to meat and bring to a boil.
Add vegetables and enough water to make a sauce.
Add the powdered rice and peanut butter dissolved in 3/4 cup water into the meat.
Season with salt, pepper and MSG.
on the side.