Wine-Braised Oxtails

Wine-Braised Oxtails Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez
For slow-cooked comfort, feast on Wine-Braised Oxtails. It's the perfect dish on a cold winter day.


Makes about 6 servings
Total time: 6 Hours, 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 6 Hours, 30 Minutes


2 carrots, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
6 garlic cloves, sliced
6 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
2 bay leaves
2 (3-inch) fresh rosemary sprigs
5 pounds oxtails
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups dry red wine
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1 (8-oz.) package fresh mushrooms, quartered
Hot cooked rice


1. Place first 7 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker.

2. Toss oxtails with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat. Cook oxtails, in 2 batches, in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until well browned. Transfer oxtails to slow cooker, reserving drippings in skillet.

3. Add wine to reserved drippings in skillet; cook 1 minute, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of skillet. Whisk in tomato paste; cook, stirring often, 2 minutes. Pour over oxtails.

4. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours. Add mushrooms; cook 1 more hour.

5. Remove oxtails and vegetables using a slotted spoon. Discard bay leaves and herbs. Skim fat from juices in slow cooker; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately over oxtails, vegetables, and hot cooked rice.

February 2013
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