Easy Oxtail Stew


This easy oxtail stew is great for Dutch oven cooking. I've made this with a pan of cornbread for my family and friends. They keep coming back for more.

oxtail stew with potatoes
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef oxtail, cut into pieces

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth (such as Swanson®)

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon onion salt

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 medium unpeeled red potatoes, cubed

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped


  1. Mix oxtail, water, broth, onion, garlic, onion salt, salt, and pepper together in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Cover, turn heat down to a simmer, and cook until meat falls from the bone, about 2 1/2 hours.

  2. Stir potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, bell pepper, and green onions into the pot. Cover and let simmer until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

560 Calories
21g Fat
43g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 1549mg 33%

* 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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