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Baked Smothered Oxtails

These classic baked smothered oxtails are a soul food staple. Smothered in a rich and creamy gravy, and seasoned to perfection with my special recipe Oxtail Seasoning from Rosamae Seasonings!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword rosamae seasonings, smothered oxtail, Southern Smothered Oxtails
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • Stove
  • Oven


  • 3 lbs beef oxtails trimmed
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Rosamae Seasonings Oxtail Seasoning
  • 1 cup water


  • Start off by removing the fat from the oxtails, then set to the side.
  • Pour the all purpose flour into a large freezer bag, then add in the oxtails.
  • Shake the bag, until all of the oxtails are nicely coated with flour, then set to the side.
  • Drizzle the vegetable oil into la arge pan, then heat up over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is nice and hot, remove the oxtails from the bag. Be sure to shake off excess flour, then place the oxtails into the pan.
  • Brown the oxtails until they are golden, then place them into a large baking dish.
  • Leave the oil in the pan, then sprinkle in the remaining flour, and whisk.
  • Cook the flour for about 1-2 minutes, then pour in the water. Whisk, then let thicken.
  • While the gravy is thickening, sprinkle 1 tbsp of the oxtail seasoning all over the oxtails.
  • Now sprinkle in 1 tbsp of the oxtail seasoning into the gravy, and whisk.
  • Once the gravy is thickened, pour it all over the oxtails.
  • Cover the bake dish with covering or foil.
  • Bake the oxtails on 325 F for 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and spoon the gravy all over the oxails.
  • Serve the baked smothered oxtails over rice or mashed potatoes.