Braised Oxtail Stew


This braised oxtail stew is my family's favorite dish. It is hearty and perfect on a cold winter day to enjoy with family and friends. You are guaranteed to get compliments, and have the plates licked clean.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 pounds beef oxtail

  • 3 medium carrots, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cups beef stock

  • 1 cup dry red wine

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil in a cast iron casserole dish over medium-high heat. Add oxtail and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer oxtail to a plate.

  3. Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chili powder, and pepper to the casserole. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add oxtail back to the casserole, then add beef stock and red wine. Bring to a boil.

  4. Stir in flour and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. Add bay leaves and submerge in the sauce. Add mushrooms.

  5. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven until meat is tender and falling off the bone, about 2 hours. Serve in the casserole dish.

Cook's Note:

For a thicker sauce, use more flour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

682 Calories
34g Fat
14g Carbs
74g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 682
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 250mg 83%
Sodium 534mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 74g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 10mg 55%
Potassium 777mg 17%

* 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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