Stewed Oxtails Caribbean Style

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe is one of my favorites and is true West Indian comfort food. My husband could eat the whole pot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the oxtails with salt and pepper.Add oil to large pot and heat over medium heat until hot. Add half of the oxtails to the pot and cook until browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the seared oxtails and repeat with the remaining oxtails.
  2. When all the oxtails are browned, add the onion, celery and carrots to the pot and sauté until softened. Add the garlic, green onion and ginger the pan and sauté about a minute stirring often. Add the tomato paste a stir well. Sprinkle flour over vegetable and stir to combine well. Cook stirring for 2 minutes. Add the beer and turn up heat to medium-high. Bring beer/vegetables to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add allspice, stock and oxtails to pot and stir to incorporate. Return pot to a boil and place lid on pot. Once pot is in a full steady boil, lower heat to a simmer. cook oxtails until tender, about 2 hours.
  4. Enjoy. I serve it with Jasmine rice.


Most Helpful

great comfort food. i used chicken stock, its what i had, and some red wine instead of the beer, but the dish came out great, and made my home smell heavenly. loved how the veggies melded into the sauce, and the spices mingled and complimented each other.

allison_marie January 24, 2010

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