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Oxtail (Slow-Cooker)

Oxtail (Slow-Cooker) is a rich, hearty and loaded with vegetables Oxtail dish and so easy to make too ! This IS the best recipe and I have been making it for years.

This Oxtail cooked in the Slow-Cooker turns out so tender and fall-off-bone - with a delicious rich sauce

Hubby’s all-time favorite dish – Slow-Cooker OXTAIL ! I never even change the vegetables in this recipe, as the carrots and potatoes just works so well.

I do not make this a lot, as it is a very rich dish, red meat and all that. But there was never a question what would be the main dish on Father’s Day.

The BEST Slow-Cooker Oxtail recipe ever !

He never actually asked for it, but after 27 years together, I think we can read one another’s mind ! Really, I do believe that.

One thing they (anyway, who is this “they” everybody, me included, always mention ..? mmm) say, which I absolutely do not believe is the fact that the longer two people are together, the more they look like one another .. no, no, no waayy!

This Oxtail cooked in the Slow-Cooker turns out so tender and fall-off-bone - with a delicious rich sauce

My late father-in-law could cook up a storm, without having to go out to the grocery store first – he just used whatever was on hand.

He was the one who introduced me to mussels .. yeah, mussels ! I did not grow up eating “foreign” stuff like that, .. and Oxtail ?  Never, even heard of it before my father-in-law made it.

This Oxtail cooked in the Slow-Cooker turns out so tender and fall-off-bone - with a delicious rich sauce

 

Ate the mussels – now love it ! But it was still a few years until I finally made my first oxtail dish.

The recipe I am sharing today was the first one I used (have it written down on a piece of paper – no idea where it came from at first, but it is from a readers compilation of recipes in a magazine’s cook book).

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Over the years I tried other recipes as well, but this is still the best.  It is very saucy, and literally finger-lickin’ good.

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This Oxtail cooked in the Slow-Cooker turns out so tender and fall-off-bone - with a delicious rich sauce

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Oxtail (Slow-Cooker)

Yield: 6 Servings

Oxtail (Slow-Cooker)

This Oxtail cooked in the Slow-Cooker turns out so tender and fall-off-bone - with a delicious rich sauce

Rich, hearty and loaded with vegetables Slow-Cooker Oxtail

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 large Onions, cut into rings
  • 1 TB Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup Flour, seasoned with Salt and Pepper
  • 1.8 kg Oxtail, cut into 5cm (2″) pieces ( 4 pounds )
  • 2 cups Boiling Water, (approximately)
  • 1/3 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 6 Carrots, peeled and cut into rings
  • 450 g Baby Potatoes, peeled or not ( 1 pound )
  • 1/2 packet Oxtail Soup Powder, (use Beef if Oxtail is not available)

Instructions

  1. Saute the Onions in a little oil until soft and slightly brown, remove from pan and keep aside.
  2. Roll the Oxtail pieces in the Seasoned Flour and fry all sides until just browned.
  3. Place the Oxtail, together with the sauteed Onions in the slow-cooker, cover with Boiling water, add the Vinegar and Brown sugar, cover with lid and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
  4. Add the Carrots and Potatoes to the slow-cooker and cook on high for another 2 – 3 hours until the veggies are soft.
  5. Add the Oxtail soup powder to thicken (1/2 pack should do – but check after another 5 minutes) and cook until thickened 5 – 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 799.7Total Fat 35.1gSaturated Fat 14.1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCarbohydrates 47.8gFiber 4.7gSugar 15gProtein 73g

Nutrition information isn't always 100% accurate

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Serve over lots of rice or mashed potatoes – very saucy indeed!

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Sandra Rierson

Sunday 9th of May 2021

I have been making ox tail vegetable soup all my life, especially in the winter. I am a senior citizen. I have NEVER heard of oxtail powder nor have I ever seen it in a grocery store. I have never heard of beef powder. Are you by any chance using a different vocabulary. I looked up oxtail powder and all that can up was envelopes of dried oxtail soup mix. (Amazon) could that be what you are talking about? I really want to make this recipe because I love oxtails.

Linda Nortje

Sunday 9th of May 2021

Sandra, yes, as mentioned in the recipe it is Oxtail SOUP powder - the type that comes in an envelope packet (usually just add water and cook). Oxtail soup powder is very common in South-Africa. You can also use any beef flavored thickener. Hope this helps and that you enjoy the recipe !

Gloria

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I never had oxtail tail's before but saw them at the butcher market that I go to didn't buy any will buy some and make this recipe looks so yummy also can the oxtails be used in place of a soup bones?

Linda Nortje

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I hope you make the oxtail soon, Gloria ! It is most delicious :-) I have only ever used the oxtail bones to make beef stock

Linda Fuller

Saturday 5th of December 2020

I tried this yesterday. The brown sugar was way too much. Honestly it turned out sweet. I had to add in Worcester sauce, a1, amd additional seasoning. If I make it again, I'll omit the sugar.

Tara

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

I made this tonight and it was a big hit! My first time with oxtail, thank you for sharing! So much easier than all the other recipes that I found with pimento and red wine, etc. This is a keeper!!

Parker

Sunday 9th of December 2018

Really needed salt, and I had to use a packet of brown gravy mix to pump up the beef flavor. It was too sweet otherwise.

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