Slow Cooker Oxtail Soup


This chunky slow cooker oxtail soup is a family favorite that's great in the winter.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

  • 1 pound beef oxtail, cut into pieces

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ (750 milliliter) bottle red wine, or to taste

  • water to cover

  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 ribs celery, chopped

  • 1 cup green beans

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add oxtail and onion; cook until oxtail is browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer oxtail and onion to a slow cooker.

  2. Pour wine into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Pour wine mixture into the slow cooker; add water to cover.

  3. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, and green beans; cook soup for 4 hours more.

  4. Cool soup slightly; refrigerate until fat has risen to the top and solidified, about 1 hour. Scoop off fat; stir in tomatoes. Reheat soup before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 602mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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