how to cook oxtails crock pot

how to cook oxtails crock pot

Cooking Oxtails in a Crock Pot

Oxtails have a delicious flavor but can be tough to cook. The best way to get that fall-off-the-bone texture is to cook them in a slow cooker or crock pot for many hours. This method of cooking results in a tender, flavorful dish.


  • 3-4 lbs. of oxtails
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 12 ounces of beef broth
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (optiona)


  1. Rinse and dry the oxtails.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet and brown the oxtails on all sides.
  3. Transfer the oxtails to a crock pot.
  4. Add the onions, garlic, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce (optional).
  5. Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

By cooking oxtails in a crock pot, you get the best of both worlds: the flavor of slow-cooked oxtails and the convenience of using a slow cooker. The long cooking time results in tender, flavorful oxtails that will be enjoyed by the whole family. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings, vegetables, and herbs for a unique twist on this traditional dish.