Oxtail Stew


Oxtail Stew

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 45 min Cook Time 3 hour Rest Time 10 min Total Time 3 hrs 55 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


This is the best oxtail recipe you’ll ever try. I must say, hands down Oxtail is my favorite Jamaican dish to cook and to EAT. The flavor that comes from the bone marrow is absolutely mind blowing.



  1. 1. Wash Oxtails with Water and lime
    2. Let it soak for 10 mins
    3. Rinse off oxtail with cool water
    4. Now it’s time to season the oxtail with dry seasonings(if you can let it soak overnight, if not the least 30 mins)
    5. Add your oil to the pot
    6. Add the 2 cloves of Garlic
    7. Add the pimento
    8. Add oxtail to pot and brown each side (do this until you have done all of the pieces)
    9. As each one is brown put it on a paper towel to get rid of the excess oil
    10. After you have browned all the oxtail throw away the oil that is left in the pot
    11. Now it’s time to add all your oxtail back into the pot to boil for at least 3 hours (depending on the size)
    12. Add the minced garlic to the pot of oxtail
    13. Add green seasoning (optional)
    14. Add water to the pot until the oxtails are fully covered(we used about 6 1/2 cups of water)
    15. Keep adding water until the oxtail is fully cooked and tender
    16. Add sweet pepper
    17. Add your thyme
    18. Add Scotch Bonnet Pepper
    19. Add Ginger
    20. Add your cup of Ketchup
    21. The bowl that you season the oxtail in use all the remainder liquid (juices) to the pot
    22. Now give that a stir
    23. Cover the pot and boil for 2-4hours
    24. After each hour stick a fork in your oxtail to check the process. Because depending on the size of your meat the done time might vary.
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    25. After your meat is tender and falling off the bones ( just stick a fork in the meat, if the fork goes through effortlessly the meat is done)
    26. Season again with onions, scallions, thyme, sweet pepper, black pepper, honey BBQ sauce, sugar, adobo, complete seasoning, salt.
    27. Add your butter beans
    28. Give that a Stir
    29. Let it boil for at least 10 more mins then you are ready to serve


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