Easy Oxtail Recipe – Slow Cooker

This was a recipe I came up with because I couldn’t find an easy oxtail recipe online that didn’t require me to milk a small goat to get an ingredient. On the side of town that I live on, there’s a large population of Caribbean/West Indian folk so oxtails can easily be obtained at my local grocery store. For all others, I’m sure you can find some at your local farmer’s market.

Easy Oxtail Recipe

Serves 3
My signature “slap-yo-momma-it-tastes-so-good” oxtail recipe. 
  1. 2 pounds oxtails: already chopped
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon parsley: dried flakes work fine
  4. 1/2 cup beer: any brand will do, but I usually use Budweiser
  5. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  6. 2 teaspoons salt
  7. 2 teaspoons paprika
  8. 2 teaspoons black pepper
  9. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  10. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  11. 2 slices bacon: because bacon makes everything better
  12. 1 cup chopped tomato, onion, and pepper mix: most grocery stores have this mixture prechopped in the salad aisle
  13. 5 small red potatoes: chopped into large chunks
  14. Crockpot liners!: You’ll thank me later for these
  1. Prep your crock pot by lining it with those handy crock pot liners. Chop up your potatoes and place them in the bottom of the pot and drizzle with the olive oil. Put in the beer and Worcestershire sauce. Set it to low.
  2. Preheat any clean medium sized pan that you can find over medium high heat then add your bacon.
  3. Season your oxtails with all of the seasonings, and add any others that you think might me cool.
  4. Brown oxtails with bacon for 5 minutes flipping over midway through.
  5. Place your veggie mix in the crock pot along with the rest of your ingredients. Then add your oxtails and bacon.
  6. Cover your crock pot and let cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
  7. Serve with white rice and a green veggie (like asparagus. Mmm).
  8. Now SLAP YO’ MOMMA!



  1. Natalie Devlin
    May 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Making this recipe right now! I’m young and just got into cooking so I hope it comes out delicious!

  2. Maria
    December 28, 2015 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    Great recipe, i used your recipe as based and added extra ox tails, some water, generous amount of Coors Light, Bay Leaves, and Garlic Cloves. I baked at 375 degrees using a dutch oven pot for 3 hours. Delicious and thank you!

  3. Ginny
    June 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    Wow! This has to be the easiest sounding recipes for oxtails that I’ve ever come across online. Even though I have never seen the tomato/onion/pepper mix in the store and I’ve never, ever used beer in oxtail, I’m gonna give this recipe a try in the very near future. Will post my results. And thanx for this recipe.

    • June 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm — Reply

      It’s easy, and most importantly, delicious. That tomato/onion/pepper mix may be a southern thing. lol. They have that in all of the Walmarts and grocery stores where I am. Let me know how it turns out!

  4. Bama Gyrl
    November 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    Trying out recipe and want to make sure the 4 oz. (half cup of beer) is all the liquid I need?

    • November 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm — Reply

      The 4 oz. is all you need as this isn’t a traditional “stewy” oxtail recipe. If you want more of a gravy I recommend adding a small can of your favorite condensed soup. I’ve done this recipe with Cream of Mushroom and it was delish’! 🙂

  5. maddie
    November 22, 2014 at 10:08 am — Reply

    I live an hour away from my momma but after cooking this delicious recipe, I just had to drive to her house and slap her!

    • November 22, 2014 at 10:53 am — Reply

      LOL! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! My apologies to your mother. lol.

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