What is oxtail?

Oxtail, one of the most flavoursome cuts of beef that’s also one of the least expensive, and as the name suggests, comes from the cattle’s tail. It’s fairly fatty and bony, but this only adds to the flavour, which is why oxtail makes such a rich and moreish stock.

Essentially, this classic cut packs the most amount of flavour for the least amount of money. So now that we know what it is, let’s take a look at how to cook oxtail.

How to cook oxtail

If we were to think about how to cook oxtail, it’s most likely that oxtail soup will spring to mind. And while this delicious cut does make for hearty soups and stocks, it can also lend itself well to a range of other cooking styles.

Like a lot of other beef cuts, you can get the best out of oxtail when you slow cook it. Braised oxtail stews are fantastic, and work well with a wide range of herbs, spices and ingredients. We particularly love a wholesome slow cooked braised oxtail with red wine.

If you are feeling a little adventurous, why not try making Jamaican Oxtail Stew, a hearty Caribbean dish that again requires a long braise to get the best out of the cut. Or stick to classic oxtail recipes and try your hand at oxtail soup!

Oxtail from Campbells

Fresh oxtail is available from Campbells online today. Sourced from grass fed Scotch Cattle, our oxtail cuts are delivered freshly to your door. Our oxtail can be purchased whole, and is easy to portion by simply cutting between the tail bones.

Buy fresh oxtail online today from Campbells Prime Meat.