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Bayyinah's authentic Caribbean oxtails. Savory and flavorful oxtails cooked until the meat is fall-off-the-bone delicious.

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10 mins
3 hrs 30 mins
8 hrs 5 mins
11 hrs 45 mins
3 pounds of oxtail


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oxtail, onion, thyme, browning sauce, scallions, red pepper flakes, ginger, allspice, garlic, and bay leaves in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Heat a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Add the beef. Cook, turning halfway, until juices are released and outsides are browned, about 10 minutes. Add 1 cup broth and water. Cover pot, lock the lid, and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer's instructions. Reduce heat to low and simmer until mostly tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

  • Stir remaining beef broth and tomato paste into the beef. Cover with the lid and seal. Increase heat to high. Heat until steam escapes in a steady flow and makes a whistling sound, 7 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook until oxtail is tender, 40 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Let pressure release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions, 5 to 10 minutes. Unlock lid and add beans, salt, and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high high; cook until flavors meld, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 2 Scotch bonnet peppers for the red bell peppers, if desired.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 41g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 124.8mg; sodium 912.9mg. Full Nutrition