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Best oxtail boil recipe with vegetables. How to cook oxtails on the stove in a Dutch Oven until tender, then add Old Bay, corn and potatoes until fork tender. With beef, kielbasa sausage and/or pieces of seafood inside it has a ton of flavors you’ll love.

Oxtail Boil Recipe

We love to slow cook oxtail for sure and those instructions have been a huge hit. You can make this low and slow all day this way too, adding the veggies closer to the end. An easy one pot meal that is complete and delicious when done. (affiliate links present)

Oxtail Boil Recipe with Corn Potatoes and Sausage

This is similar to our Instant Pot shrimp boil is a flavorful and hearty dish that combines ox tail and various seafood if you like, with a blend of delicious spices and seasonings. While the focus is on the beef, you can enhance the dish with vegetables to add color, flavor, and nutrition.

Yes we have shared how to boil meat in general but we are cooking way more than just ox this go around. A complete meal, not just the protein on this go around, and with TONS of flavors. Not that we don’t like the natural taste of this meat but it is a bit gamey and typically needs to be toned down a bit.

Oxtail Seafood Boil

Cajun Oxtail Boil

You could use a pressure cooker to make this same dish. You’d follow our Instant Pot Oxtail recipe with just the meat. Then add the veggies and set for an additional 4 minutes with a quick release, then done. Much faster using this method and you can use the same ingredients. If adding sausage, you’d add with the corn.

Dutch Oven Oxtail

As far as the Oxtail Seasoning goes we have simple selections below or you can follow this link here for a more bold combination. Both are good, there are tons of variations as far as whether you want heat, mild, want to taste the natural ox flavor so you want just salt and pepper…..use what you like.

  • 1 onion sliced
  • Whole cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp old bay
  • Thyme
  • 2 ears corn on the cob cut into thirds, each one
  • 1/2 kielbasa cut into dials
  • We made 2 pounds of boiled oxtail
  • Petite potatoes halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • water or beef broth will add more flavor

This ox tail soup can be made as spicy, or not, as you want!! You can use red pepper flakes, chili powder or Sriracha for an Asian rich flavor.

Cajun Oxtail Boil

Oxtail Seafood Boil

As for the meat you could add other items, but ox takes the longest to tenderize. This is How to Cook Frozen Crab Legs if you want to add those, shrimp would need to be added at the end just until perfectly pink.

  1. Corn is a classic addition to seafood boils. Cut ears of corn into smaller pieces, and they’ll absorb the flavorful broth.
  2. Baby, red, or fingerling potatoes are great options. Cut them into smaller pieces so they cook evenly and absorb the broth’s flavors.
  3. Sliced onions add sweetness and depth of flavor to the boil. You can use yellow onions or red onions.
  4. Whole garlic cloves or minced garlic can be added to the boil for extra aromatic flavor.
  5. Celery provides a refreshing crunch and mild flavor that complements the richness of the oxtail and seafood.
  6. Colorful bell peppers (red, green, or yellow) add sweetness and a pop of color to the dish.
  7. Sliced carrots add a touch of sweetness and a nice texture contrast.
  8. Frozen okra is a classic Southern addition to seafood boils. It can add a unique flavor and a bit of thickening to the broth.
  9. Cherry tomatoes or diced tomatoes can add a hint of acidity and freshness.
  10. Fresh green beans can be a tasty addition and provide a vibrant green color.
  11. Savoy cabbage or Napa cabbage can be sliced and added near the end of cooking for a mild, leafy component.

Sliced mushrooms, such as cremini or shiitake, can contribute earthy flavors to the boil but should be added later so they don’t break down as much. All of these vegetables can help soak up the flavors of the broth while adding a different texture to the dish.

Oxtail One Pot Meal

Oxtail One Pot Meal

At the beginning there is a choice. You can brown the oxtails with a little olive oil over medium high heat to start in this same cast iron pot. This will add a bit of texture to the outside and keep the juices in, but can be skipped if you want a throw it together meat.

  • Add oxtails + enough water, broth or some red wine with either of them to cover + 2 inches above that.
  • Add whole garlic cloves, and seasonings into Dutch Oven or large pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once it is consistently boiling turn down to low/medium and put the lid on. Cook until tender, about 2 hours.
  • Cut corn cobs into 3rd or 4ths and add into pot with halved baby potatoes with sausage slices if you want to add more meat such as this.
  • Keep on low heat, covered for 1 more hours.
  • When everything is tender – fall off the bone to your liking, drain liquid and remove the oxtail boil pieces
  • Serve with a little bowl of melted butter and/or a squeeze of fresh lemon on top of everything.

If you did add bay leaves you will remove and discard them before serving. Serve with slices of warm bread and you’re set.

Does oxtail get softer the longer you cook it?

Yes, oxtail does get softer and more tender the longer you cook it. It is a tough cut of meat that contains a lot of collagen and connective tissue, which can make it initially quite firm and chewy. However, with longer cooking, these tough connective tissues break down, resulting in a tender and flavorful meat. This is why it is is often used in slow-cooked dishes like stews and braises.

Oxtail Boil Recipe with Corn Potatoes and Sausage

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Oxtail Boil Recipe

Best oxtail boil recipe with vegetables. How to cook oxtails on the stove in a Dutch Oven until tender, then add Old Bay, corn and potatoes.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baby potatoes, boil, corn on the cob, kielbasa, oxtail, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 566kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add oxtails, enough water to cover the ox tails + 2 inches, garlic cloves, and seasonings into Dutch Oven or large pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Once it is consistently boiling turn down to low/medium and put the lid on. Cook until tender, about 2 hours.
  • Cut corn cobs into 3rd or 4ths and add into pot with halved baby potatoes with sausage slices if you want to add more meat such as this. Keep on low heat, covered for 1 more hours.
  • When everything is tender to your liking, drain liquid and serve oxtail boil pieces with a little bowl of melted butter and/or a squeeze of fresh lemon on top.

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Nutrition Facts
Oxtail Boil Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 339mg15%
Potassium 1106mg32%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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