Braised Oxtails

"Don't let the sound of "ox tails" turn you off. This dish will surpise you. Ox tails have a lot of flavor and surprisingly a lot of meat.I came up with this recipe on my own, so my measurement are not exact( I kinda just add a little of this and a little of that). Feel free to alter this to your own taste. THis is one of my families favorites. Its kinda like pot roast except it has more flavor. This is good served on a bed of rice or along side of some mashed potatoes that has the gravy on top of it."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • Season ox tails with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Heat oil in bottom of large pot.
  • Brown tails on all sides.
  • Remove tails and add chopped vegatables to pot and saute until tender.
  • Add the tails back into pot then pour beer over mixture, deglazing all the brown bits off the bottom of pan.
  • Drop a bullion cube inches.
  • Cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until tails are tender.
  • If desired, thicken juices with cornstarch and water mixture.

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  1. Tornado Ali
    I pretty much made this just like the recipe states, with a little less than 2 lbs. of ox tails. It was very good, though I would suggest marjoram or basil next time. I used Budweiser for the beer, and cooked in a crockpot on high for three hours.
  2. Tara Colquitt
    This was a good base recipe that I added more ingredients based on other recipes from Recipezaar. So, I had 2.4 lbs of oxtails, no beer (combined white wine and red wine that measured to 1 bottle of wine), 2 onions (love onions), 1 carrot, 2 stalks celery, FORGOT the bouillon and cornstarch. The new additions: 2 cloves garlic (love garlic), 2 bay leaves, dried parsley and thyme (just tossed some in) and 4 cups of water with the wine because I wanted lots of gravy and I know oxtail must be simmered for HOURS! I cooked it for 6 hours and it fell off the bone. My husband, son and daughter really loved it. I was wondering what was missing and it's the boullion. Will definitely make again.


I'm 41y/o wife and mother of 2. I've been a nurse for 20 years. We live in a small town in Arkansas. My passion is cooking. I love to cook anything and everything. Luckily my family is adventerous in their eating habits, so I have lots of fun trying new things out on them. I also like camping, traveling, gardening,water sports and collecting recipes. I like getting to know other people from other parts of the world. We have 5 pets, 2 dogs and 3 ferrets. My worst pet peeve is when people stick their nose up at a dish before trying it, because they know a certain ingredient is in it. I know everyone has different tastes, but picky eaters just don't know what they are missing when they turn down a dish they havent even tried.
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