Slow Cooked Oxtail Stew

Slow Cooked Oxtail Stew

  • Serves: 4
  • Duration: 30 mins

A slow cooked oxtail recipe for deep and richly flavourful oxtail stew with fall-apart tender meat.


  • 1.2kg Oxtail, cut into large pieces
  • 2 heaped tsp seasoned flour
  • 3 tsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled, thickly sliced
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 400ml red wine
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1 tsp yeast extract spread
  • 1 heaped tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Black pepper


  1. Toss the oxtail pieces in the seasoned flour.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large Le Creuset style oven-proof casserole dish and add the oxtail. Brown the oxtail until dark brown on all sides, this will take at least ten minutes. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  3. Preheat your oven to 150°C / Fan 130°C / Gas 2.
  4. Pour the rest of the oil into the same pan together with the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Stirring every now and again let the veggies cook for about ten minutes until softened.
  5. Tip the oxtail back into the pan together with all the other ingredients. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
  6. Place the lid on the pan and put in your preheated oven. Leave the stew to cook for about three hours, checking once or twice during this time and giving everything a good stir. If it looks a little dry, stir in a splash of water or more stock.
  7. The stew’s ready when the meat’s starting to fall off the bone.
  8. Serve with a mound of Buttery Mashed Potato and steamed green veggies.


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