These fall-off-the-bone, slow cooker oxtails with gravy are easy to make and absolutely delicious, tender, and full of flavor!
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These delicious slow cooker oxtails are one of our favorite recipes to whip up when we’re craving a delicious, hearty dinner
Crockpot recipes are definitely still in rotation at our home and this is easily one of the BEST crockpot recipes we’ve made.
They are the perfect low-effort, Sunday (or even weekday dinner), especially since these oxtails can be prepared and set to cook the night before!
While it isn’t one of my 5 ingredients or less recipes, it’s totally worth the extra time and ingredients to get the most tender, flavorful oxtails complete with homemade gravy!
So without further ado, here is what you need to make these delicious Slow Cooker Oxtails with Homemade Gravy:
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Curry Powder
- Kinder’s BUttery Steak House Seasoning (optional)
- Kinder’s Brown Sugar (optional)
- Shallots (can substitute onion)
- Beef Stock
- Ranch Seasoning
- Minced Garlic
- Grapeseed Oil (Olive oil works fine as well)
Once you have all of your ingredients measured out and ready to go, the first step is to prep your crock pot with a crock pot liner. Trust me, this will save you SO much time on the backend when it’s time to clean. Definitely a game-changer for any crockpot recipe.
Preparing the Marinade for the Slow Cooker Oxtails
To start, prepare your oxtails by cleaning and drying them as much as possible. Ensuring that they are completely dry makes it easy for the seasonings to truly be absorbed into the meat and makes it easier to get the perfect sear. Once you’ve tried your oxtails, add them to a bowl and add the oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, curry powder, rosemary (dried or fresh), Worcheshire, Kinders Buttery Steak House seasoning, and Kinders Brown Sugar Seasoning.
The Kinder’s seasonings are completely optional but I highly recommend them! We have been using them for years in various recipes and they do not disappoint. You are welcome to utilize brown sugar in place of the Kinder’s Brown Sugar seasoning!
Using your hands, work the oil and seasonings into the oxtails until they are fully coated with the marinade. Once coated, allow your oxtails to marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 2-4 hours. That said, for best results, I highly recommend letting your oxtails marinate for 24 hours.
PRO TIP: marinate the oxtails for a full day before you plan to cook them
Preparing the Homemade Gravy
Once you’ve marinated your oxtails it’s time to sear the oxtails and make the gravy.
First heat a skillet (cast iron works best but any skillet will do) over medium/high heat. Add a bit of oil to the skillet and sear all sides of your oxtails until they are nice and brown all around.
Once done, add your oxtails to the crockpot while you make the gravy.
In a small/medium-high pot, melt butter and add in your flour until it forms a brown ball. Next, add in the beef stock and whisk until it reaches the desired consistency.
Once you have the consistency that you like, add in your seasonings and diced shallots (or onion) and continue to whisk until mixed well. No need to cook until the onions are tender as they will naturally soften in the crockpot.
Remove your gravy from the heat and pour evenly over the top of the oxtails. Next, cover your crockpot and cook the oxtails low and slow for 6-8 hours depending on the desired tenderness. Once done, set your crockpot to warm and serve with your favorite sides!
There you have it!
Delicious, fall-off-the-bone slow cooker oxtails! These would be the perfect meal for Father’s Day or even just a weeknight dinner! Not to mention, this recipe is super easy to double if preparing these for a crowd. Simply take the cook time up to 10 hours instead of 6 and you’ll be ready to wow your guests with a delicious oxtail feast.
Looking for more easy, yet hearty meals?
Be sure to check out my Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
- 3.5lbs Oxtails
- 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire
- 1 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
- 1/2 tbsp Kinder's Buttery Steakhouse Seasoning (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp Kinder's Brown Sugar Seasoning (optional)
- 1/4th Onion (diced)
- 2 Cups Beef Broth
- 4tbsp Butter
- 1/2oz Ranch Seasoning
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 81/2 tsp Pepper
- Wash and dry oxtails and place them in a large bowl
- Add the oxtails to a bowl and add the oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, curry powder, rosemary, Worcestershire, Kinders Buttery Steak House seasoning, and Kinders Brown Sugar Seasoning.
- Using your hands, work the oil and seasonings into the oxtails until they are fully coated with the marinade.
- Once coated, cover and allow your oxtails to marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 2-4 hours. For best results, I highly recommend letting your oxtails marinate for 24 hours.
- Once you’ve marinated your oxtails it’s time to sear the oxtails and make the gravy.
- Heat a skillet over medium/high heat and add a bit of oil to the skillet.
- Once the oil is hot, sear all sides of your oxtails until they are browned on all sides.
- Once done, add your oxtails to the crockpot to allow them to rest while you make the gravy.
- In a small/medium-high pot, melt butter and add in your flour until it forms a brown ball.
- Add in the beef stock and whisk until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Add in the ranch seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and diced onion, and continue to whisk until mixed well.
- Remove your gravy from the heat and pour evenly over the top of the oxtails.
- Cover your crockpot and cook the oxtails low and slow for 6-8 hours or until you reach your desired tenderness.
- Once done, set your crockpot to warm and serve with your favorite sides!
Fresh rosemary can be substituted for dried rosemary
Diced Shallots can be substituted for the diced onion
Olive Oil can be substituted for Grapeseed Oil
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 982mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g
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