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Regime Type:

Without Eggs, Strict PKD (No Allowances)

Oxtail - Slow Cooker

Introduction & Inspiration

If you have never tried oxtail before, you're in for a lovely treat! Slow cooker oxtail is just magical for creating the most succulent meat, with flavoursome juices. The meat literally just falls off the bone.

I hope you will give this recipe a try.

X Nic

Recipe Overview

Preparation Time

Less than 30 minutes

Cooking Time

14 hours


985g Beef Oxtail (Cooked)

140ml Oxtail Fat

573ml Oxtail Juices

500g Oxtail Bones (useful for making gelatinous bone broth)

Main Ingredients:

250ml - 500ml Bone Broth

2.2kg Beef Oxtails

2 tbsp Tallow or Lard (to sear the oxtails in before cooking)

Recipe Instructions

In the slow cooker, add the tallow and set the slow cooker to 'Sear' mode.

Sear the oxtails on all sides until slightly browned.

Add 1 - 2 cups of bone broth over the top of the beef oxtail.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to 'Vent' on the lid.

Choose the Slow Cooker LOW setting and set the Time to 14 hours (or 12 hours + 2, if there is a maximum time limit on your device).

After 14 hours has elapsed, open the lid and check whether the meat is falling easily off the bone. It should be!

Remove the oxtails from the slow cooker and place them in a glass dish, and allow them to cool slightly.

At this point, remove the bones from the oxtail and then proceed to pull the oxtail meat apart with two forks while nice and tender (like when making pulled pork). Once the oxtail is well shredded, you can use it immediately in a recipe should you wish.

Otherwise, leave the oxtail to cool down completely before placing a lid on the dish and storing it in the fridge.

Pour the oxtail cooking juices from the slow cooker into a glass jar. Leave this to cool before placing a lid on it and storing this in the fridge too. You will see a fat layer form on top of the jar (Oxtail Fat), and you will have some lovely rich juices underneath (Oxtail Juices).



Save the oxtail bones as they are great for making even more gelatinous bone broth. Check out my Bone Broth - Pressure Cooker recipe for instructions on how to make this.

You can use the warm oxtail to make some incredibly juicy and delicious recipes. Why not try Savoury Bagels/Donuts - Oxtail, Oxtail Soup, Oxtail Pizza, Oxtail Crunchy Rolls or even 'Bread' Circles - Oxtail. There are so many wonderful options for this nutrient dense food.

Ideally, purchase your meat from pasture raised animals that are Nitrate, Nitrite & Additive Free.


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