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Smothered Oxtails

Smothered Oxtails


2 1/2 pounds beef oxtails

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp freshly cracked or ground black pepper

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3 cups beef broth OR water

1 large yellow onion sliced

3 cloves of fresh garlic minced

* more salt & pepper for taste


Season the oxtails with 2 tsp kosher salt, and 1 tsp black pepper.

Drizzle the worcestershire sauce all over the oxtails, then toss the oxtails to make sure that they are coated.

Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour all over the oxtails, and make sure that the oxtails are coated with the flour.

Next pour the vegetable oil into a large pan, and place the pan over medium heat.

Once the oil is nice and hot, add the oxtails in, and brown them.

Once the oxtails are nice and brown remove them from the pan, and put them in the slow cooker.

Return back to the pan with the hot oil.

If they are burnt pieces in the pan, pour out the oil, strain, clean the pan, then pour the strained oil back into the pan.

Start adding the remaining flour into the pan, but only a little bit at a time.

Whisk continuously.

Once the flour is brown, and resembles ” chunky peanut butter”, slowly pour in the beef broth or water.

Whisk while you pour!

Make sure everything is lump free, then turn the heat from medium to high.

Once the gravy reaches a full boil, reduce the heat to medium, and add in the sliced onions, and garlic.

Stir the gravy, and do a taste test.

Add as much salt & pepper that you think you may need.

Turn the heat off, and pour the gravy into the slow cooker covering the oxtails.

Make sure that the oxtails are nicely covered with gravy, then set the slow cooker on high.

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Let cook for 8 hours.

Once done serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or whatever you’d like.



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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?