While shopping at Costco one day, I saw that they actually sold oxtail. So, I bought it and put myself up to the challenge of making it. As I always do, I searched The Food Network App and Pinterest for recipe ideas. Most called for a pressure cooker…which shockingly I don’t have one! So I asked my dad how he would cook it. He recommended in a pot low and slow so it be tender. So we went with it and even recorded it for the next recipe video! Full recipe and details follow!

I first seasoned the oxtail and refrigerated them over night. I seasoned with salt, black pepper, white pepper, paprika, steak seasoning, ginger and lots of Caribbean jerk seasoning. I also added a bit of soy sauce and woreshire sauce.  I took the oxtail out of the fridge about 1 hour before I was getting ready to cook it.

In a pot, I heated oil and then seared all sides of the oxtail. I then removed them and added half a chopped onion, 2-4 minced garlic cloves and sautéed them for a few minutes. I then placed the oxtail back in. Added about 2 cups of beef broth and water until the oxtail was covered (about 2 cups). I added a bay leaf and covered with a lid and allowed it to simmer low and slow for about 1.5-2 hours.

Did they pass the test? Yes, I tasted them and was impressed as well haha. Flavorwise they were on point. Personally I would have like to let them simmer a bit more/maybe have more liquid to allow them to simmer more so they would be even more tender.

Next time I will start the cooking process earlier and add more liquid to get the perfect tenderness. Have you made oxtail before? Any suggestions you would share – comment below!

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