Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is an old Australian favorite. Wonderful comfort food on a cold wet night, especially served with damper or scones!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat all over in a little oil, in a large pot.
  2. Add onion and carrot and stir through oil.
  3. Add crushed garlic, stock, (almost to cover) tomatoes and paste, sugar, bouquet garni and salt and pepper.
  4. Cook on low for about 2 hours (till the meat is falling off the bones).
  5. (pressure cook 30 mins, or crockpot 8 hours) Leave to cool, skim off fat; thicken with cornflour mixed with a little water.
  6. Meat can be removed from bones, just reheat after you take off the fat, and pick up each bone with tongs, the meat will just fall off.
  7. If it doesn't, it ain't cooked.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes and greens.
Most Helpful

This was my first recipe I made with my pressure cooker. My family loved it even though I did'nt tell then what it was til they tried it . This was very tender, and very much worth the wait.

my2angels512 May 16, 2009

Really lovely comfort food - i did add a glass of red wine. will definitely be making it again.

JoyfulCook March 16, 2008

Here's a good recipe for serious comfort food! I only had one "oxtail" (it was actually a beef steer tail if you want to quibble over it!) :-) so added a couple handfuls of some "stew meat" to beef it up a bit more. Otherwise followed pretty much as is. Very filling and delicious. *Made for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap Sept 07*

Debber September 20, 2007