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Old Fashioned Instant Pot Oxtail Soup

If you followed our slow cooker oxtail recipe you’ll love this quicker method. Instant Pot oxtail soup is how to get your protein fork tender, then add stew like ingredients to make a full meal out for your family.

Instant Pot Oxtail Soup

If you’re looking for a rich stew like Instant Pot oxtail soup, this is it! A unique hearty meal you can make in any brand of pressure cooker. Whether you’re an expert or need an Instant Pot recipe for beginners we will show you step by step how to make it. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Oxtail Soup

With this method you can use the same pot for everything. Before we would cook oxtail in the oven and then transfer into a dutch oven or large pot to add the other ingredients. Once the meat is fork tender under high pressure there are tons of different recipes you can make with them beyond that point.

Let’s say you’re making this as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe. You’ll tenderize and then remove the protein from the bones. You could leave them whole as well if you’d prefer and do this step at the end.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

This one is thicker like a pressure cooker stew but using ox instead of traditional pieces of stew meat. It’s pure comfort food with a tomato base. If you have your own favorite soup you could use that with this protein instead of another.

For a lighter version without tomato products, take a peek at our Korean oxtail soup instructions. That was made in a large pot but could easily be transitioned into an Instant Pot soup recipe. Since the meat is already cooked you’d just want like 5 minutes at high pressure to meld those flavors together.

  • Fresh or frozen oxtails, doesn’t really matter either way
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to sprinkle on the outsides and adjusted at the end
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Beef broth or bone broth
  • 12 baby potatoes or larger cut into large bite sized pieces
  • Marsala wine, or use more broth or additional cups of water but it won’t be as tasty
  • A carrot peeled, cut into thick dials
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • Tomato paste will thicken and add a bunch of flavor
  • Cornstarch or arrowroot can be a thickener for this

You can leave pretty basic or use our oxtail seasonings to coat the outside for lots of flavor. I would suggest coating with all the things to make it out of control delicious.

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How to Make Oxtail Soup

We will share directions for this below. Of course it can be slightly altered in respect to the heat levels. That is easy to adjust using some red pepper flakes, dry Sriracha or chili powder. You’ll need to leave about an hour and a half aside from start to finish.

There are two steps in all. First you want to make the meat tender so you can pull it off of the bone. Then add the rest of your soup ingredients and pressurize again to meld all of those together. If you made oxtail soup on the stove it would take hours and hours, this is much quicker.

What Animal is Oxtail?

It used to come from, well an ox back in the day. Nowadays they come from a cow of either sex. Cut into pieces that are about 2 inches in width they have a wonderful flavor when cooked to fork tender.

In this case the pieces were left whole. If you have kids I would separate before proceeding with the soup portion of the instructions. It will be easier for them to eat and they won’t look at it and think whaaaaa? If you don’t tell them I guarantee they will never guess it is anything other than bits of beef.

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Soup InstaPot

I have a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here is a quick rundown of how you do it.

  • Mix together garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme, and rub on to outside on all sides of your oxtails to season well. Place olive oil in pressure cooker and set to saute setting. Place oxtail in instant pot to saute and brown on all sides.
  • Press cancel on instant pot. Remove oxtails from pot and place the metal trivet into pot. Place pcs. on top of trivet. Pour water into bottom of pot so they can steam to tender.
  • Place cover and lock into place, cook on high pressure with sealed vent for 45 minutes cooking time. Quick release vent. Carefully remove the metal trivet, using a hot pad or tongs. Transfer cooked oxtails into the bottom of your pot.

This is the first step on how to cook oxtail in pressure cooker.

Mexican Oxtail Soup

  • Add sliced onion, potatoes, carrots. In a bowl whisk together tomato paste, Marsala cooking wine, cornstarch and beef broth, pour that into the pot too.
    • if you wanted to make spicy oxtail soup use red pepper flakes or dry Sriracha
  • Place instant pot cover and lock into place.
  • Set the vent to seal and press the soup setting, pressure cooking for 30 minutes. Release pressure vent, stir and serve.
    • a bit longer is better cut could be cut down to 15 minutes if you needed it to be done faster

Use a fork to remove meat from oxtail bones and add back into the pot. Stir all contents and serve in bowls.

How to Make Oxtail Soup

Jamaican Oxtail Soup

If you have had this slow cooked at a restaurant you may not believe that you could get the same flavors and texture so quickly. It is true and once you try it this way you’ll be a believer too. Once you get the hang of making this you can tweak it all sorts of ways. Use your favorite seasonings, Jamaican seasonings are bold and fab. too.

You just need broth, vegetables are always a great add in, and the oxtail cooked down. Season in a variety of ways and set to 15-30 minutes on high. This is a great one to start off with though. If you make this but don’t finish the whole thing off, don’t worry we have help.

Oxtail Soup Recipe

You always want to allow it to cool off first. Make sure meat is removed off of the bones first. Use a ladle at that time and transfer into a container with a lid on it. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. This is how to freeze leftover soup if you’d prefer to do that or need to store it for longer than that time frame.

Mexican Oxtail Soup

How to Reheat Leftover Soup

Always use a microwave safe bowl if you want to use the fastest method. Transfer in as much as you want and heat on 100% power for 1 minute, stir and then reset and continue heating in 30 second intervals stirring in between each one.

You can use a pot on the stovetop as well. Set to medium heat and pour in what you want to eat. Stir from time to time until it starts bubbling and slowly boiling. Continue heating like this for 2-3 minutes or until it is warmed all the way through. Serve with a side of bread if you like and enjoy for a second meal!

Is Oxtail Healthier than Beef

Yes. There is a high amount of collagen in each piece which is great for hair and skin. Protein content is higher as well as iron within. Fat content will vary, bones should be removed from the outside and discarded before consuming.

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Instant Pot Oxtail Soup

Instant Pot oxtail soup with a rich tomato based stew sauce is pure comfort food. Make in your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi for dinner
Course Appetizer, Entree, Soup
Cuisine American, jamaican
Keyword crockpot express, instant pot, ninja foodi, oxtail, potatoes, pressure cooker, soup, stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 69kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme, and rub on to outside on all sides of your oxtails to season well. Place olive oil in pressure cooker and set to saute setting. Place oxtail in instant pot to saute and brown on all sides.
  • Press cancel on instant pot. Remove oxtails from pot and place the metal trivet into pot. Place pcs. on top of trivet. Pour water into bottom of pot so they can steam to tender.
  • Place cover and lock into place, set to high pressure with sealed vent for 45 minutes. Quick release vent. Carefully remove the metal trivet, using a hot pad or tongs. Transfer cooked oxtails into the bottom of your pot.
  • Add sliced onion, potatoes, carrots. In a bowl whisk together tomato paste, Marsala cooking wine, cornstarch and beef broth, pour that into the pot too.
  • Place instant pot cover and lock into place. Set the vent to seal and press the soup setting, for 30 minutes. Release vent, stir and serve.
  • Use a fork to remove meat from oxtail bones and add back into the pot. Stir all contents and serve in bowls.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Oxtail Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1798IU36%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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