Rating: 4.5 stars 4.6
164 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

This oxtail recipe was my mom's, and it's a soul food blast from the past. I adjust spices to my taste (I love lots of spices). You can double the gravy if you like. My family loves this dish served with rice.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
2 hrs 45 mins
2 hrs 55 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place oxtails, onion, garlic, Greek seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and seasoning salt in a large stockpot. Fill with enough water to cover oxtails and place over high heat. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook oxtails until tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove from heat and reserve 2 cups broth.

  • Warm bacon drippings or shortening in a skillet over medium heat. Add flour; cook and stir for 3 minutes.

  • Stir in 2 cups reserved broth and browning sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens.

  • Place oxtails in the skillet; stir to coat with gravy. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The salt content shown in the nutrition information reflects the large amount of salt added to the cooking liquid, most of which is discarded.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 46.8g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 166.5mg; sodium 1841.3mg. Full Nutrition