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Ox Tail Stew Slow Cooker Recipe

By June 4, 2019April 27th, 2023Beef, Slow Cooker
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Ox Tail stew can be an easy to create and delicious meal with this simple recipe. Ox Tail carries its own unique depth of flavour and tenderness and packs a richness unachievable with any other cut.

Ox Tail Stew Ingredients

  • 1kg oxtail pieces
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 rashers middle cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 150g button mushrooms, halved
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) Massel beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Season oxtail. Coat pieces in flour, shaking off excess
  2. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook oxtail for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to the bowl of a 5 litre slow-cooker. Add bacon to frypan and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until browned. Add to oxtail.
  4. Add vegetables, wine, stock, bay leaf, thyme and tomato paste to slow-cooker. Cover with lid. Turn slow-cooker on low. Cook for 8 hours or until oxtail is tender. Stir in parsley just before serving.