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    The 30 BEST Oxtail Recipes

    Once upon a time considered a ‘poor man’s food’, oxtail has seen a huge leap in popularity in recent years.

    If you do a search for oxtail soup, the words you immediately see describing it include, rich and comforting, robust and delicious, sumptuous and complex. Just to name a few!

    One thing is for sure, whether you prefer the traditional British style or you want to go on a Jamaican or Chinese journey, with these oxtail soup recipes, we’ve got all the bases covered.

    Oxtail Recipes:

    1. Oxtail Stew

    This awesome recipe showcases tender meat braised in a rich and flavorful gravy.

    Make this stew low-and-slow on your stovetop. We promise you, your whole family will become superfans once they try this.

    Even if it’s your first time cooking with oxtail, you are going to smash it!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    2. Chinese Braised Oxtail

    If you’re into oxtail you’re going to love this!

    In this authentic Chinese recipe, braised oxtails are cooked until they’re tender, flavorful and absolutely melt-in-the-mouth.

    This is way better than any of the other oxtail stews you’ve ever had. It’s totally a delightful treat…

    Get the Recipe @ thewoksoflife

    3. Oxtail Soup

    Looking for a comforting dish? Check out this amazing recipe!

    This recipe has a Jamaican twist with some curry powder and vibrant allspice, but you can make it your own and customize to suit your taste.

    Get the Recipe @ chilipeppermadness

    4. Jamaican Oxtail Stew

    This oxtail stew is a Jamaican classic that’s deeply flavorful and genuinely special.

    You’ve got perfectly caramelized oxtails, carrots, peppers, and bold aromatics. The result? Comforting and Delightful!

    It kicks like a drum. Believe.

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    5.  Braised Oxtails

    Delicious braised oxtails are guaranteed to wow.

    This stew has incredibly tender beef that melts in your mouth; simmered in a delicious broth. Don’t let the simplicity deceive you though; it is actual perfection.

    Serve it over mashed potatoes or rice.

    Or hide in the garden shed by yourself and devour it all by yourself. We won’t tell.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofyumm

    6. Slow Cooker Oxtail Recipe

    This super tasty slow cooker oxtail recipe is perfect for special occasions, or home-cooked meals.

    Meat is slow-braised in a rich, red-wine sauce for hours, resulting in fall-off-the-bone deliciousness.

    Get the Recipe @ gardeninthekitchen

    7. Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim)

    Making traditional Korean oxtail may seem like a lot, but using your favorite slow cooker makes it so much simpler.

    The best part? Fall-off-the-bone goodness!

    You’ll be amazed by the incredible flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ whatgreatgrandmaate

    8. Pressure Cooker Oxtail Soup

    This pressure cooker oxtail soup is a great take on a classic; saving time and effort by cooking everything in one pot.

    The oxtail will be tender, and the soup will be luxurious. We’ve got you covered with both InstantPot® and stovetop methods.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook

    9. Robo De Toro

    Rabo de toro is one of Spain’s most flavorful stews that will have you craving more.

    Red wine, sherry and veggies makes for a seriously delicious gravy. Just follow this simple recipe and get ready to taste Spain.

    Get the Recipe @ greedygourmet

    10. Southern Oxtail

    Smothered oxtail is classic Southern cuisine. It’s the ultimate soul-food dinner.

    Oxtails smothered in a rich and velvety, brown gravy with bell pepper and onion, served over rice to make THE ultimate meal.

    Get the Recipe @ cookswithsoul

    11. Oxtail Curry

    Oxtail curry is a delicious coconut milk curry made with oxtail in a flavorful sauce with spices. Don’t miss out!

    Basmati and naan would be our reccomendations.

    Get the Recipe @ angsarap

    12. Coconut Curry Oxtails

    This Caribbean-style coconut curry oxtail is the perfect dish for any occasion.

    Combining a variety of spices and herbs with succulent oxtail results in a rich and delicious stew that will leave your taste buds dancing and siging irie.

    Get the Recipe @ sidechef

    13. Curry Oxtail Stew Instant Pot

    Curry oxtail stew InstantPot® is seriously lovely!

    Slow-cooked oxtail in a tomato base. Infused with tasty curry powder and loaded with antioxidant, cancer-preventative veggies. Winning.

    And using an InstantPot® or pressure cooker will definitely save time.

    Get the Recipe @ todaysdelight

    14.  Creole Oxtail Stew

    Creole oxtail stew is a fantastic way to try this tasty cut.

    Simply braised in a rich gravy to create a mouthwatering meal. Tender, flavorful, and it really sums up fall-off-the-bone naughtiness!

    Get the Recipe @ kennethtemple

    15. Oxtail Gnocchi Stew

    This oxtail gnocchi stew is an exquisite blend of tender oxtail, pillowy gnocchi, and a hearty broth infused with rich flavors.

    It’s a comforting and indulgent dish that will warm you up from the inside out. Treat yourself to this culinary masterpiece today!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingmaniac

    16. Southern Oxtail Stew

    Time to bring the taste of the deep-south home!

    Cooking the oxtail simmering low and slow until they are tender and fall off the bone. The meat is seasoned with spices and rubs; southern style infused with that Creole jazz and drizzled in homemade gravy.

    Pair it with rice and enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ staysnatched

    17. Jerk Oxtails

    This jerk recipe is a flavor explosion! It isn’t your typical Jamaican oxtail with that classic brown gravy, but it’s definitely bursting with the incredible flavors you associate with JA.

    When you serve it over rice and peas it’s a whole another level of yumminess. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking.

    Get the Recipe @ kennethtemple

    18. Instant Pot Honey Barbecue Beef Oxtails

    No need for complicated preparations or marinade time. Just throw everything in your InstantPot®. The result? An incredibly yummy and tender beef dinner!

    You can use it to make sandwiches, tacos, or serve it over rice or potatoes. So versatile and tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ mommyshomecooking

    19. Dominican Oxtail Stew (Rabo Guisado)

    This is one of the most flavorful stew recipes you’ll ever taste. The tenderness and flavor in this Dominican oxtail stew are delicious!

    It’s a must-have in Dominican cuisine and it is much loved.

    Get the Recipe @ belquistwist

    20. Tender & Juicy Rabo Encendido (Cuban Oxtail Stew)

    Try this classic Cuban-style oxtail stew. Cooked for hours until the meat is falling apart.

    A slow cooker or InstantPot® work nicely for this. This dinner stew is savory, rich, and hearty, with all the comforting flavors of home cooking.

    Get the Recipe @ asassyspoon

    21. Wine Braised Oxtail

    Give this wine-braised oxtail recipe a go and prepare to be blown away!

    This oxtail is simmered low and slow in red wine, beef stock, and a mix of aromatics until it becomes melt-in-the-mouth tender.

    There is nothing quite like cozying up with a warm stew and a glass of wine on a chilly day, surrounded by your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingtherapy

    22. Mexican Oxtail Soup

    This classic Mexican oxtail soup recipe is the real deal.

    Bursting with flavor, fresh veggies, and super nutritious. Just simmer. Be patient.

    It’s comfort food at its best.

    Get the Recipe @ muybuenoblog

    23. Braised Oxtail in Guajillo Sauce

    Braised oxtail in guajillo sauce is a mouthwatering dish that you’ll instantly fall in love with! The flavors are incredible and the meat is so tender, it is irresistible.

    It all comes down to the guajillo sauce.

    Onions, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and clove are the main players here.

    It has TWO types of chile peppers – guajillo and Japones. You will want to put it on everything. It’s an absolute must-try of a recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ latinofoodie

    24. Smoked Oxtail

    We’ve got a savory, tender smoked oxtail recipe for you, that is cooked to perfection, and we’re sure you are going to drool over this incredibly delicious meat dish!

    This will give you a melt-in-your-mouth, juicy, and succulent oxtail dish.

    Traditionally it’s served with rice and peas, but you can also pair it with some delicious southern-style mashed potatoes and collard greens.

    Get the Recipe @ savorythoughts

    25. Oxtail Pasta

    Oxtail pasta is a scrumptious dish that is sure to delight your taste buds!

    This Jamaican-style recipe slow-cooks oxtails to perfection, resulting in tender, flavorful meat.

    Served with noodles and a mouthwatering jerk seasoning AND cream sauce; it’s a flavor explosion you’ll love.

    Get the Recipe @ thetopmeal

    26. Coda Alla Vaccinara

    Coda alla vaccinara is a classic Italian dish.

    Oxtail, tomato sauce, and a medley of veggies coming together in a delightful stew.

    This easy dish can be served crusty bread and then use the leftover sauce however you please!

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    27. Vietnamese-style oxtail soup

    This Vietnamese-style oxtail soup is rich and hearty broth

    With tender oxtails and fresh seasonal veggies, it’s a perfect meal.

    The awesome Red Boat Fish Sauce has a simple and satisfying recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.

    It’s a super soup.

    Get the Recipe @ nomnompaleo

    28. Indonesian Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup)

    Indonesian oxtail soup is absolutely delicious, like the best Indonesian restaurants serve!

    You only need some super easy-to-find ingredients that’s perfect for chilly evenings.

    Get the Recipe @ dailycookingquest

    29. Kare Kare (Filipino Oxtail, Vegetable & Peanut Sauce Stew)

    Kare Kare is a classic Filipino stew that is really comforting.

    It’s a rich and peanut buttery oxtail and beef stew that’s slow-cooked for well over two hours. Then layer it up with your prefered veggies. And carbs if you want.

    It does take some effort to make, but trust us, it’s totally worth it!

    Get the Recipe @ hungryhuy

    30. Oxtail, Apricot and Prune Tagine

    This dish is seriously delicious! It’s got a mix of flavors: sweet, sour, savory, and just a hint of spice!

    Oxtail, apricot, and prune Tagine is a Moroccan influenced dish where the oxtails are cooked low and slow until they’re tender and they’re braised with apricots, prunes, almonds, and infused with classic Maroc spices.

    Trust us, it’s an absolute flavor explosion that you don’t want to miss…

    Get the Recipe @ angsarap

    If you are looking for a delicious dinner dinner that the whole family can enjoy, then any of these oxtail recipes are sure to hit the spot.

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    30 BEST Oxtail Recipes

    Discover delicious oxtail recipes from around the world! From Jamaican stew to Chinese braised oxtail, find your new favorite dish here.


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