Jamaican oxtail stew
Oxtails, like many other “scraps” synonymous with peasant food because of its toughness, require lots of patience. These cuts found their way into the pots of the poor the world over because they have been historically very cheap. Eventually, gourmands discovered the deliciousness of these “inferior” bits. People who would normally have turned their nose up at such a lowly piece of meat have discovered the incredible flavors that are unlocked when someone takes the time and care to cook it with love.
One of my favorite ways to prepare oxtail is Jamaican oxtail stew. Since oxtail is very tough and contains lots of cartilage, it requires a long, slow braise to break it down into soft, succulent, beefy goodness. So, on a lazy afternoon, grab your Dutch oven and a few Red Stripes, turn on some Bob Marley, and discover the joy of creating something rich and decadent from such a tough cut of meat.
The first thing you need to do is source some oxtail. Oxtail has become trendy in recent years and is finding its way onto the menus at many restaurants. This is great on one hand because it’s made it easier to find. On the other hand, this once cheap cut of meat is now steadily increasing in price. For this particular recipe, I found some great grass fed beef at my local farmers market. If you don’t have a farmers market nearby, your butcher or supermarket should stock it. You will need 2-3lbs of oxtail for this recipe. I got a bit carried away and forgot to take pictures of my oxtail before they went in the pot. Oops.
Along with the oxtail you will need a supporting cast of ingredients. 2 chopped carrots, 1 chopped large yellow onion, 4 chopped green onions, 2 diced tomatoes, 2 tsp of minced garlic, 1 TBS of whole pimento seeds (whole all spice), 1 bunch of fresh thyme, and last but certainly not least 1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper.
After you’ve acquired the oxtail the next step you need to do is rinse the oxtail with cold water. Next, squeeze the juice out of one lemon and wash the meat with the lemon juice. After you’ve washed it, it’s time to season the meat. I use ½ TBS of Goya Blue Top all-purpose seasoning. Any all-purpose seasoning will work. I like the blue top Goya because it does not have any pepper in it. I like being able to control how much pepper I season the meat with. Then I add ½ TBS of black pepper, 1 TBS of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp of minced garlic, and 1 TBS of browning sauce. Browning sauce is simply for color; it does not add any flavor to the meat. The browning sauce is optional if you can’t find it. The gravy in the stew will simply be a lighter color brown. I added it to mine because it’s simply the traditional way to cook this stew.
Mix the seasoning into the meat and make sure all the surfaces are coated. I like to let the meat sit in the marinade overnight in a Ziplock or vacuum bag. This step is optional. You can start cooking right away if you want.
When you are ready to start cooking, heat a heavy bottom pot like a Cast Iron Dutch Oven on medium heat on your stove top with 2 TBS of vegetable oil. Place the meat in the Dutch oven and brown all sides of the oxtails. Be careful to save as much leftover marinade as possible. We will add it back in later.
After the oxtails are browned, remove them and set them aside. Add half of a chopped large yellow onion and 1 tsp of minced garlic. Cook the onions until they are translucent, being careful not to burn them.
After the onions are cooked, add in the oxtails, remaining marinade, one bunch of fresh thyme, 1 TBS of whole pimento seeds (whole allspice), and 1 scotch bonnet pepper cut in half with the seeds removed (habanero will substitute fine if you can’t find a scotch bonnet). I recommend wearing gloves when handling the scotch bonnet or habanero.
Next add in 2 cups of water. Then cover and boil the oxtails for one hour.
After the hour is up, add in two chopped carrots, two diced tomatoes, four chopped green onions, and the other half of your chopped large yellow onion.
Next, pour in one cup of water, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for another 30 minutes.
After the 30 minutes are up, it’s time to add our last ingredient: butter beans. Butter beans are an essential part of this recipe. Butter beans are basically what we would call lima beans here in the states. They are one and the same so don’t freak out if you can’t find anything on the shelf called butter beans. Just grab a can of limas and you will be fine.
Add the beans and simmer for another 30 minutes or until the oxtails are fork tender. Once tender, I recommend you plate the dish on a bed of rice. Garnish with some chopped parsley and be sure wash it all down with another ice cold Red Stripe. Enjoy.
- 2-3lbs of oxtail
- 1 lemon
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- ½ TBS of all purpose seasoning (Goya blue top)
- ½ TBS of black pepper
- 1 TBS of worcestershire sauce
- 1 TBS of browning sauce (optional)
- 2 chopped carrots
- 1 chopped large yellow onion
- 4 chopped green onions
- 2 diced tomatoes,
- 1 TBS of whole pimento seeds (whole allspice)
- 1 bunch of fresh thyme
- 1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper
- Rinse oxtail in cold water
- Juice one lemon and wash the meat with the lemon juice
- In a mixing bowl season meat with ½ TBS of all purpose seasoning.
- ½ TBS of black pepper, 1 TBS of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 TBS of browning sauce (optional).
- Place seasoned meat in a ziplock bag and marinade overnight.
- Heat Dutch oven or heavy bottom stock pot with 2 TBS of vegetable oil
- Brown all sides of the oxtail being careful to save the marinade in the bag.
- Remove browned oxtails and set aside. Add ½ a chopped large yellow onion and 1 tsp of minced garlic to the pot. Cook until onions are translucent.
- Return oxtails to the pot, pour in the remaining marinade,add in 1 TBS of pimento seeds (whole allspice), 1 bunch of fresh thyme, and one scotch bonnet or habanero cut in half with seeds removed, and 2 cups of water.
- Bring pot to a boil and cook for one hour.
- After an hour add in two chopped carrots, two diced tomatoes, four chopped green onions, the other half of your chopped large yellow onion.
- Pour in one cup of water, reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes at in one can of drained butter beans (lima beans).
- Simmer for another 30 minutes or until oxtails are fork tender.
- Plate stew on a bed of rice and garnish with parsley.
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OMG Andrew, this is the real deal just like my parents make! I knew it would be tops when you mentioned using browning, lol! It’s a psychological thing. I am loving your site and your photos are making me so hungry! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words Tekesha!
I’m cooking this as we speak. I absolutely love it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Yes!imust agree “browning ” is the keys to color in West Indian dishes lol nothing is allowed that’s to pink or bright lol I did this recipe and it was a hit !! Yessss thank you Andrew !
Oh la la look so good and the preparation sounds on point can’t wait to try it 🙂
Wicked recipe but it’s missing the beans from the ingredient’s list! 😉
Good catch Ilya!
Thanks for the recipe my Oxtail came out great
Do u drain the butter beans before adding to oxtail?
Hari, I would drain the beans.
Rattling nice pattern and good subject matter, hardly anything else we need D. keeeefbkdeck
I am in the process of making these now, a few of our friends requested them. I will serve them with brown rice, baked sweet potatoes and bacon green beans.
I have made them before and they are absolute delicious.
Hi! So I just wanted to say thank you so much. I was born and raised in Jamaica and I have always been petrified of cooking oxtail, however because of you I have it at least twice of month. You’re my new favorite chef.
Great to hear!
I’m trying this recipe right now but couldn’t fine the bonnet or the hub other pepper . Or can look use jalapeño pepper
It won’t be quite as hot and they don’t have quite the same flavor but it will work in a pinch!
I made this tonight, wow so good, thanks for this great recepie!
I can’t wait to try this! I understand that we should simmer the last half hour but.. do you continue to boil throughout the entire first hour or do you reduce the heat a little? Thanks!
You can boil for the first hour as long as the oxtails are covered. Add water as needed. Not everybody has the same level of BTUs on their stove so adjust accordingly.
all purpose seasoning contains salt with a ratio of about .5:1:1:2 paprika, dried onion,dried garlic and salt.
I made this last night. It was amazing. Would love to see other recipes cause this was very easy.
This is an amazing recipe! Thanks Andrew! YOU NAILED IT! I had a craving for this stew last week and made a huge pot that disappeared very quickly. I found a recipe for rice and peas to accompany it ~ a smash HIT (never made it before but got multiple thumbs up :-))
I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
I’m trying this recipe tonight hope its good and a little sweet like the Jamaicans do it.
So love your blog! Today was my very first time cooking this dish. Can you say gourmet chef status! Lol ??. The visual helped out a lot. Thanks, you could’ve been doing anything else, but you chose to teach me how to cook. ?
I have been reading recipes online for years and I have yet to come across a better narrative of the steps involved. Thank you for taking the time to explain what is your preference, what is optional, and providing substitutes. I travel and love to replicate what I’ve encountered along the way but ingredient availability changes region to region and knowing what to swap for what can be a challenge. I look forward to making this!
This shit is way to hot with habaneros
Lawd! I took the habanero out after the first hour and it was still too hot!
Tom did you leave the habanero whole? My family is pretty adverse to really spicy stuff and they usually have no problem with the spice level.
Greg did you leave the habaneros whole?
Lovely dish one of my favorite meals from Jamaica, my family is from bahamas so its difficult to get there so i appreciate the lesson to be learn
Glad to help!
Hi, because Oxtails here are almost impossible to find, what can i substitue it with?
Any tough piece of beef with a bone would work. Some beef ribs should be easier to find. You could get fancy and use an Osso Buco veal shank. I’ve actually never tried that but now that I suggested it I think I know what I’m going to have for dinner tomorrow.
Hi Andrew, what do you think about cooking this in an electric pressure cooker?
You can totally put this in a pressure cooker. It will certainly speed the process up.
Yes.. would love to know if this could be done in a pressure cooker…
I do mine in a pressure cooker then transfer to a slow cooker. Just looked at this recipe to remind me of what I could use but also decided to add red bell pepper and bay leaf during the simmer process. I also use no sodium beef broth… OMG….so good!!
Carin many people do indeed use a pressure cooker to speed this process up and cut down on the cook time.
I am trying it with upper back beef ribs now! Store was out of oxtail.
That should be fine. This recipe was made for any tough cut of meat that requires a long slow cook to breakdown.
Hey Andrew can I substitute the Worchester Sauce for Mushroom Soy that I also cook my brown stew chicken with ?
It’s a Mushroom Soy Sauce
T.T I generally don’t have any firm rules when I cook. Give it a go and let me know how it turns out!
I made this today. Damn it’s good, my boyfriend and I are stuffed! The flavor is on point. I cut off a pound of fat off the meat before I cooked it, I’m glad I did. The stew can get quite oily, but I spooned out a lot of fat lipids while it cooked. It was my first time cooking with whole all spice seeds, I love the flavor it brings and the fact that the seeds get soft and chewy. I cooked the stew in a regular pot on low, it took 3 hours and the meat was fall off the bone. Another 30 minutes wouldn’t of hurt though. I substituted 1 tsp of dry thyme for a fresh bunch of thyme. Great recipe, thank you for posting.
I’m glad you guys enjoyed it!
Wow! Fantastic recipe – you have sweet hands 🙂
Thanks Valerie I don’t think I’ve ever had a compliment on my hands before haha!
My son is ALWAYS on a quest to try new “exotic” and different foods. So, when we came across oxtail at our local butcher shop I Googled and came across this recipe. I made this tonight. Absolutely wonderful! My son loved it ! (Spicey foods are among his favorite).
Thank you for the awesome recipe !
Glad you enjoyed it Danielle!
Thank you! This was amazing and the directions were too!
This looks awesome! Making it right now, however I didn’t have oxtail so I’m using some beef I had in the freezer. Habanero pepper has such a great flavor, I used a medium sized pepper and it’s perfect! Smells wonderful as it cooks. I’m saving it for tomorrow’s dinner but can’t wait to try it!
Can I use soy sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce
Christy, soy is going to add more saltiness to the dish. If you are going to add it I suggest using a lite soy sauce and then not adding it in as a 1:1 replacement for the wocestershire sauce. Add a little in at a time and taste to make sure it doesn’t get too salty for you.
I made these oxtails and they were sooooooooooo good. I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect. I love love love oxtails and never made them before because i live in flatbush brooklyn and there is a jamaican restaurant on every corner. These were better than those restaurants. Thanks for your recipe.
Haha Nana is in NYC like me so yes Jamaican restaurant on every corner or a Jamaican friend lol I’m from belize ?? but since I’m Americanize I have to search or stress my mom for her many recipes but I know she tired of me lolso I thank Andrew for his time to provide his public responsibility knowledge lol
I love hearing results like this!
2 cups of water for the first boil as NOT enough!!! All of the water boiled off and everything in the pot burned. Either the recipe should be updated to add more water, or it should make it clear that the water should be turned down to a simmer after it begins to boil. I’m surprised no one else has had this issue!? Very disappointing, the dish was completely ruined and all my hard work and money went to waste. It’s a shame because the flavors were there and otherwise would have been delicious I’m sure.
Watchfulness and common sense go hand-in-in-hand when cooking…especially when trying a new recipe.
2 cups of water is NOT enough for the first boil. I did just as the recipe said and came back to a pot with everything burnt to a crisp, all the water had evaporated the during the boil and everything burnt and stuck to the bottom of the pot, I don’t understand how no one else has had this problem?? The recipe either needs to be updated to add more than 2 cups of water for the first boil or it needs to say bring to boil then lower heat, cook for 1 hour. I was extremely disappointed, all of my work and money went to waste, nothing was edible! It’s a shame because the flavors were there and it probably would have come out great if not for this miss-step.
Sara I’m sorry to hear this recipe did not work out for you. Not everyone has the same level of heat output on their stove so I would encourage you to give it one more try and add a bit of water as needed.
everyone knows to watch your pot while you cook … who walks off for four hours and doesn’t check pot…. if you cooked before then you know that more water would be needed if you only put in 2 cups for four hours… js
It’s 5:37am and I just finished seasoning my oxtails for Sunday dinner later. It’ll be my first time making it, so some assistance was definitely needed. I googled oxtail recipe to see if I was on the right track with my seasonings. I’m Trinidadian, so I stayed true to the seasonings in familiar with, as well as some of my favorites. After reading your recipe, most of my seasonings were on point with the exception of the scotch bonnet pepper, Worcestershire sauce, pimento seeds, tomatoes and green onions. Needless to say, I’ll be making a run to the supermarket first thing in the morning lol. Based on the reviews, I anticipate the flavor level to be marvelous! The only thing is, I plan to cook the oxtails in a slow cooker but you used another vessel for your cooking process. Do you have any tips for using a slow cooker as opposed to a pot?
The recipe was good but far too much allspice, I would cut it back at least in half. Also a bunch of thyme is too much. Other than the over powering taste of allspice the recipe would be great!
Is there a substitution for the whole tomatoe? Like maybe tomato sauce or paste?
I believe a can of diced ? will work , since his recipe suggest “dicing ” the tomatoes!
Do you wash the lemon juice off? I’m sure this is a dumb question, but it’s my first time making this.
Yes you do Robinn ! Andrew made this awesome recipe for us all to enjoy, I just decided to chime in , but he did it culturally correct! lol I think almost all West Indian dishes have to wash off meats with cold water and lemon ? and this one is perfect !
Can you substitute the 2 cans of water with beef stock? Do you think it will make a difference?
Bianca, beef stock would be a great substitute if you want to punch the recipe up even further! I love that deep rich umami flavor a good stock can add to a dish.
I’m sorry to sound contrary, but lima beans and butter beans are not at all the same thing.
Otherwise, recipe sounds nice (I usually do a more Cuban or African style) and I want to try this next.
And I definitely feel ya on “On the other hand, this once cheap cut of meat is now steadily increasing in price. “. I used to get oxtail (or beef tail) for around $4 a pound. This week, at a “cheap” place (Korean Supermarket) I paid $8.50 a pound (Atlanta metro area).
I’ll also toss in my comments to some of the questions above.
Robinn, the amount of lemon juice hanging on after the lemon rinse isn’t going to matter; there’s no need to rinse.
Bianca Williams, if you sub 2 c beef stock for the 2 cups of water, you need to realize you’re adding (depending on salt level of stock) in the neighborhood of 1-1.5 teaspoons of salt. So you can use beef stock but should cut back on the “all purpose seasoning” called for in the recipe, which for most brands is primarily salt. You may want to test this out a bit, for example going with a no-salt main seasoning then adding salt at end if need be. Just remember, it’s fairly easy to add salt mid-way, but pretty hard to get it out if you’ve ended up with too much.
In my research a butter bean is a particular type of lima. It’s a regional preference. As far as the stock it does depend on the type of stock you use. If it’s a store bought then yes you would certainly need to pay attention to the amount of salt you are introduced to the dish. As you pointed out you can always add salt but reducing a saltiness of a dish is much harder to do. At the butchershop I work at we simply roast bones and add them to water and reduce for days. This allows us to add salt and aromatics as needed. I like to keep my stocks as neutral as possible because I may be cooking something very french one day and then very asian the next. Great advice for the dish cooking dad of 6!
Can I leave the tomato out?
Kita, I’m not one for strict recipe guidelines as long as it doesn’t compromise food safety. By all means leave something out if you have an allergy. I’d love to hear about the results if you do modify the recipe. You might not be the only one!
Delicious!! I did add more to it for more spice!
Second time making this, I substituted beef shanks for the oxtail, Tabasco peppers for the Scotch bonnet, and fava beans for the butter beans. Less authentic, but still very successful. I know that’s a lot of allspice and thyme, but it’s a highly seasoned dish and needs that much to balance out.
To me that is the essence of cooking. As a butcher I get lots of people that come into my shop and get so hung up on using the exact cut a recipe calls for. As a whole animal butcher shop we don’t always have EXACTLY what they are looking for. Beef shanks are an excellent substitute for oxtails. I’m glad to hear it worked out for you.
Andrew, like many others who’ve commented, I’d never cooked oxtails before and was terrified. Your recipe is perfect! I followed the recipe to the letter and they turned out really well. Thank you.
Lisa, I’m glad to hear it. Thanks for the kind words.
Merci pour cet article
Can I substitute some else for tomatoes I’m allergic to them?
Desiree, I’ve never tried it but I have heard of other people using a combination of red pepper and eggplant as an acceptable substitute for tomato in certain dishes.
Hey Andrew- Making this today for the 1st time. A) Do you take out the Scotch Bonnet when it’s cooked? B) Do you mince the thyme or put the whole sprigs in and leave them? Thanks.
I’ve made this recipe several times it’s the best one I found for Jamaican oxtail stew. I am from St.Louis and during the summer months we can find Scotch bonnet peppers at our local Global Food Market. We vacuum seal Scotch bonnet peppers so we can use them throughout the year and recipes. I just love this recipe and so does my family and friends.
Fresh local ingredients are the best way to start any dish. Glad you like the recipe Nancy!
Hi Andrew. I’m thinking of making this, my question is, can I make this in a slow cooker?
Czarina, you can certainly make this in a slow cooker. Be aware that your beans and other ingredients may end up being a bit softer. As Chris Green pointed out I would at the very least brown your meat before adding it to the slow cooker.
Thank you. I will give it try 🙂
I would go for a slow cooker, especially if you have a way to brown the meat in the pot or before adding it. Browning goes a long way to improving the texture, color, and flavor of the less-than-prime meats that are suited to this dish.
Are you removing the scotch bonnet seeds to lessen the heat? That is pointless, because the seeds aren’t the hot part!
Man.. sit yo dumbass down
First let me say, this recipe is amazing. I made it for Super Bowl LI! When I say everyone raved and raved about these oxtails! I was super surprised that it flavored itself with those simple ingredients. Also, I used a dried scotch bonnet peppers as a sub for fresh scotch bonnet. and it wasn’t spicy enough for me so I added half of another and that took it over the top. I will use just one pepper next time. But all in all this is an amazing recipe! Thank you
I just made this today and it was a hit! I needed to add a little more water than the recipe called for, so I also added a little more all purpose seasoning — so good! Thank you 🙂
Forget to add the stars — sorry.
what brand can i use for the browning sauce and can i
use beef instead of oxtail?
Oxtail IS beef.
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Made this last night it was a big hit for dinner
I used this recipe about a week ago and tailored it a bit to how I wanted the oxtail to come out. It was absolutely amazing! I’ve been trying to perfect my oxtail and your recipe helped tremendously! Thank you for posting!
Tried your recipe today, my sister and I loved it!!
I’m trying this recipe without the rice and beans because I am on a diet. I think I soaked the oxtail in the lemon water bath for too long. The color was completely out of the meat, the meat was like a pale color and the blood was in the water but you could tell by the color of the water being red. I marinated overnight, I did. I browned the oxtails but I didn’t brown them until it looked fried on the sides. I browned it until the meat turned a light brown color and then I added the ingredients and followed the rest of the recipe. Maybe I looked up the wrong type recipe but I wanted original oxtail that comes with rice and beans as if you would get it from the restaurant but of course since I am on a diet, I was going to eat it without the rice and beans. As I am cooking the oxtail right now still, the oxtail are still a lightbrown color and there isn’t much taste. Please tell me where I went wrong. It’s my first time making it and they came out horrible to me. There isn’t very much color to them, except for he fresh veggies and it’s just idk.. I wasted money trying to make this when I knew nothing about cooking oxtail. Someone please help!!!
Should I pull off the meat from the bone? Should you use the liquid for the rice? Cooking it now in prep for our trip to Jamaica in 30 days!!
Aloha! I made this on 6.13.18. This was an excellent recipe! It tasted authentic, just like my grandmother’s recipe (whose parents were born in Jamaica) and it brought back wonderful memories. I followed the recipe exactly, but doubled it because I had 4.4 lbs of oxtail. I also had to use a habanero pepper instead of the scotch bonnet because it was not available at my market here in Hawaii. I will definitely make this again, but will put the thyme and allspice berries in cheesecloth or substitute them for ground spices. I didn’t know the allspice berries didn’t break down. My husband was unknowingly putting the whole berries in his mouth and picking them out. So for leftovers the next day, we picked out the thyme stems and berries by straining the gravy. Once those were removed , we returned everything from the strainer back in the pot, added another can of butter beans and a little water then reheated on the stove top. Yum! Many thanks for the recipe. I will treasure it.
Awesome glad you liked it!
I forgot to mention that I served it with brown rice and plantain. ☺
I’m making your recipe for my sweetheart tonight, as I’m cooking it taste delicious
This is an absolutely delicious recipe for Oxtail.
Do you have recipe tutorials on YouTube?
Your recipes are just awesomely-delicious. Thanks!.
Marcia, we have just started doing a few youtube recipes. We don’t have a ton just yet but you can check them out on our channel. We hope to do more in the future. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj5mknxQVBqBGnDqTwYbJZw?view_as=subscriber
Hello I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. I have a few questions. Do you leave the pepper whole? And is 2 diced tomatoes equivalent to one can of diced tomato’s?
I’m trying this recipe tomorrow. One of my have Caribbean friends adds brown sugar… what’s the reason for that?
Thank you for the recipe. I used it today and my mom loves it.
This recipe is AMAZING. I will eat this for the rest of my life! So good and easy-peasy.
Do you think this recipe would transfer well to an instant pot?
Yes I believe it would work very well in an instanpot!
Love this soup. I use half the flour and it turned out perfectly for our preference. Thanks for the recipe. Everyone at my party loved it and ive made it twice since then. Frozen chicken is perfect for this recipe at four hours on high.
Tried this recipe out and is is soooo delicious! Had our Butcher cut the oxtails in 3/4 inch pieces. After browning and getting all the ingredients together ( I used my turkey gravy McCormick powder mix since I didn’t have the browning mix and used small can of tomato paste instead of fresh) I put it all in my crock pot 5hrs high. So tender oh and that sauce! Can’t wait to try your other recipes!
I’m gonna try the recipe this weekend can i add brown sugar or its not necessary what do u think????
I don’t personally add brown sugar but if you would like it a bit sweeter I don’t see how it would hurt. I encourage everyone to take this recipe and make it their own. Be sure and report back and tell me how it goes! Tag me on social media @ilovemeatdotcom
If i use flour to cook the oxtails Will my gravy be thicker
“This was great! Really enjoyed it – thanks for sharing. I do agree with another commenter who said it was a bit sweet – I will definitely reduce the sugar next time (I used regular granulated sugar).
Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow! :)”
Hannah, I’m so glad you liked it. I always encourage people to take these recipes and make them their own. Everyone has different tastes. I’d love to hear about what you changed in later iterations. I like sharing my recipes but after spending time around plenty of great chefs I’ve come to realize there’s always something new to learn. Cheers!
Looks tasty would like to try this dish
Thank You Caleb!
A whole bunch of thyme??? That sounds like a lot. Is this correct?
I did not use the whole large bundle of thyme that was in the picture. It was probably 5-6 sprigs about 6 inches long.
My go to recipe thanks so much Andrew !
Thanks Latisha! I’m so glad you liked it.
I’ve used this recipe several times and my friends love it! Thank you sooo much for explaining how to do it and for making it taste like the best oxtail ever!
I’m so glad you liked it!
I’m looking for a good recipe for beef ribs in the crock pot without barbecue sauce. I’m cooking for myself and my dog so try to make meat without tomatoes for both of us. She can[t eat them at all and I can’t eat them or anything spicy too often without digestive problems. I have a 3 pound package of ribs that need to be cooked. Made them before with barbecue sauce and they were delicious but I had to cook some on the stove top without it for her and then eat the rest of them a few at a time and not too many days in a row. Saw a recipe with root beer and thought that would be tasty but it also used barbecue sauce. All suggestions will be appreciated from chef Andrew and others. Thanks. Think ribs would be good in the NINja Foodi because it browns the meat and pressure cooks it for tenderness and then becomes a slow cooker. I’m looking forward to getting some new kitchen cabinets with a countertop so I can leave the Foodi out and have room for other pots and pans to be put away. It is too heavy for me to lift out of the box and my kitchen does not have enough cabinets or counters to leave it out. I’m trying to find cabinets to match the few that were here when I moved in. They are not as old as the 100 year old house and are still made but not carried by many of the places listed on the manufacturer’s website. The kitchen and “sunroom” next to it appear to be an addition because they have a flat roof and laminate floors and very little heat, unlike the hardwood in the rest of the house. The whole downstairs is cold in the winter and has to have too much air conditioning in the summer for the second floor to be tolerable. The closest store that carries them is in an area with a lot of poorly marked detours and no cell service the day I tried to go there.