how to cook oxtails crock pot

how to cook oxtails crock pot

How to Cook Oxtails in a Crock Pot

Oxtails are a classic comfort food, and are usually cooked for long periods of time in a slow cooker, or crock pot, to make them succulent and tender. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to cook oxtails in a crock pot.


  • Oxtails
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Veggies (onions, potatoes, carrots, celery etc)
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • Olive oil (to cook veggies)
  • Beef or Vegetable broth


  1. Start by seasoning your oxtails with salt and pepper. Rub it into the meat to ensure it has enough flavor.
  2. Chop the vegetables and sauté them in a pan with a little olive oil until they are slightly browned.
  3. Put the oxtails and vegetables in the crock pot and pour in enough beef or vegetable broth to cover the ingredients.
  4. Add any seasonings of your choice.
  5. Cover the crock pot and set it to “low”, for 8-10 hours.
  6. Once cooked, the oxtails should be tender and delicious.


  • If you don’t want to use a crock pot, you can also cook the oxtails in a pressure cooker.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or celery to give the dish more flavor and variety.
  • When cooking with a slow cooker, you can use less liquid because it won’t evaporate as quickly.

Cooking oxtails in a crock pot is an easy and cost-effective way to make a delicious meal. Give it a try and enjoy the delicious results!