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Stove Top Oxtails

Savory and simple, these oxtails are the perfect one-pot meal. A classic comfort food the whole family will love.
Course Main
Cuisine Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword Stove Top Oxtails
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 4 people
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 lbs oxtails fat trimmed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp herbs de provence
  • 2 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme
  • 48 oz beef broth
  • 3 tbsp browning sauce
  • 5 large carrots peeled & chopped


  • Trim the fat from the oxtails, then toss the oxtails into a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil all over the oxtails.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning salt, herbs de provence, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Make sure the oxtails are well coated with the oil, and seasonings.
  • Next grab a large deep pot or skillet, and place it over medium high heat.
  • Start adding the oxtails into the hot pot / skillet, and brown them.
  • Once the oxtails are browned, toss in the onions, and cook for an additional 5 minutes, OR until the onions are golden.
  • Next toss in the cloves of garlic, bay leaves, and fresh thyme.
  • Drizzle the browning sauce over the oxtails.
  • Pour in 6 cups of beef broth, stir the ingredients, and reduce the heat to low medium.
  • Cover the pot / skillet, and let the oxtails cook for 3 1/2 hours. Be sure to check occasionally to add more broth, and stir!
  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add in the chopped carrots. Give everything a nice stir, the cover.
  • Serve and enjoy over rice or mashed potatoes.