Dec 06

Friday Foodie Feature – Oxtail Stew

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

This week’s Foodie Feature is Slow Cooked Oxtail Stew

Oxtails or tails of cattle is a very popular dish in *South Africa and this bony, gelatin-rich meat is usually slow-cooked.  In our Delaware home as soon as the weather cools Oxtails are definitely on the menu-of-must-haves and this is how I slow cook mine.  

 Unfortunately the cost of Oxtails in the grocery stores can be outrageous which is why I stalk Dutch Country Farmer’s Market to get them!


  • Oxtails 6-8 pieces
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Ground Ginger
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vegetables: Onions/Celery/Parsley/Carrots
  • Canned or Fresh Tomatoes – optional
  • Garlic fresh or minced
  • Oxtail Seasoning
  • Dry Beans or Lentils
  • Flour
  • Olive Oil

Put Oxtails into a plastic bag and pour in enough flour to coat, adding as little or as much of the Oxtail Seasoning, Ground Ginger and Brown Sugar according to your tastes.  Seal bag and rub all dry ingredients onto Oxtails.

Pour in just enough olive oil to cover bottom of a pan, heat on low and add coated Oxtails turning to brown on all sides.

In the meantime, chop and dice veggies

I also added a little Curry to the browning Oxtails, however, this is optional.

Remove browned Oxtails from the pan, then rinse the lentils or beans. Coat inside the Crock Pot with cooking spray for easier clean up.

Put in the Oxtails…

…add lentils or beans

…top with sliced and diced veggies

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Pour in 2 containers of broth or use water seasoned with Beef Bouillon Cubes – enough to cover all ingredients

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Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 depending on your Crock Pot/Slow Cooker

I had to work late and none of my men took pictures so I don’t have the finished product, but trust me it was good!  You can add any vegetable or potato or omit the beans and serve over rice.  No matter how you make it, it’s oh so good and filling especially on a cold winter’s night!

What is your favorite Slow Cooked Stew?

* This post was written only a few hours before Mr. Mandela’s death

RIP “Giant for Justice”

mr mandela

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  1. livingmommywood

    Antoinette thanks for share! I love oxtails but always afraid to try making it myself. A must try 🙂

    1. DelBlogger

      Oh you must try it – they are so good and a must have at least once per year. Let me know when you do make them! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. imagesbytdashfield

    I used to love eating oxtail stew when my mom used to make it. I can’t recall seeing any in stores in a long time. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. DelBlogger

      You are welcome. You can find oxtails in the fall and winter but it’s too expensive which is why I like getting it from Farmer’s Market.

  3. renxkyoko

    We use oxtail for Filipinos favorite dish called kare-kare… stew in peanut sauce.

    1. DelBlogger

      Really, how do you prepare it?

  4. Oh to Be a Muse

    Oxtails are also traditional in the Caribbean too. Reminds me of home.

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    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, African/Caribbean and you know they are delicious! I entered the giveaway…fingers crossed!

  5. Mama C.

    Is this low calorie? (Sigh) What with trying to lose this “baby weight,” that’s the primary question I ask these days…

    Secondly, is it really that easy to make? I tend to muck up everything I touch in the kitchen…

    1. nylse

      if i can make it you can. consider it a stew. a slow cooker or a pressure cooker cooks it just fine. its all in the seasonings.

    2. DelBlogger

      Nope…not low calorie but I too am trying to lose my baby weight – my baby is 17 – YOLO! Yes, it is easy breezy and I know you can do it!

      1. Mama C.

        LOL. Awww, shucks. 🙁

  6. Whitney James

    This looks SO good! I love Oxtails…makes me think of the islands. 🙂


    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, it’s an African/Caribbean dish and oh so good!!!

  7. Beauty Vancouver

    Mmmn….. can I come to YOUR house for dinner tonight? 😉

    1. DelBlogger

      Sure but the men ate it all up!

  8. Dee Dee (@MissFoodieFab)

    Oh my, yummy!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, my men tore it up!

  9. Manhattan Image and Style

    It looks so yummy!! <3

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  10. Holistic Wayfarer

    First time I’m seeing nonKorean oxtail soup. The simpler version, cooked a very long time, is a medicinal soup among Koreans.

    1. DelBlogger

      Wow, I didn’t know that…how it is prepared and what does it aid in?

      1. Holistic Wayfarer

        Funny, for someone with a holistic food blog, I should know better. I’m just not very “Korean” when it comes to food. ^^ I do know the marrow helps build blood. That is what I make it for, the rare occasions I do. If I ever post it, I’ll let you know. Most garlic, onion.


        1. DelBlogger

          Thanks, please do. Enjoy the weekend.

      2. Holistic Wayfarer

        Often for postpartem or convalescent people, though it’s sold in restaurants.

  11. Janise

    Looks delish! Thank you for sharing!


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