Slow Cooked Oxtails
Slow Cooked Oxtails
Slow cooker oxtails are a sumptuous and savory dish that showcases the rich flavors of tender oxtail meat simmered to perfection. This culinary delight takes advantage of the slow cooking process, allowing the meat to become incredibly tender and infused with a delectable blend of herbs, spices, and aromatics.
To prepare slow cooker oxtails, succulent oxtail pieces are seasoned with a medley of spices such as garlic, oregano, thyme, and black pepper. The oxtails are seared to lock in the natural juices and create a delicious caramelized crust. The seared oxtails are carefully placed in the slow cooker, along with a tantalizing combination of ingredients.
The slow cooker becomes a magical vessel as the oxtails mingle with chopped onions, and garlic, infusing their flavors into the meat. The aromatic duo creates a delightful foundation, providing a subtle sweetness and depth to the dish.
A generous amount of beef broth and red wine is added to the slow cooker, further enhancing the richness of the oxtails. The liquid helps to tenderize the meat, allowing it to effortlessly fall off the bone as it simmers for several hours. As the oxtails cook low and slow, the flavors meld together, creating a hearty and comforting meal.
The resulting dish is a masterpiece of taste and texture. The oxtail meat becomes incredibly tender, so tender that it practically melts in your mouth. The flavors are complex and deeply satisfying, with notes of earthiness from the herbs and spices, complemented by the natural richness of the meat.
Slow cooker oxtails are often served atop a bed of fluffy white rice or accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes. The luxurious gravy that develops during the slow cooking process is ladled generously over the tender oxtails, enveloping each bite in a luscious sauce that is bursting with flavor.
This dish is a true labor of love, requiring patience and time to achieve its remarkable results. The slow cooker method allows the flavors to develop and intensify, ensuring a truly memorable dining experience. With every bite, you'll savor the exquisite tenderness and the harmonious blend of savory, aromatic, and hearty flavors that define slow cooker oxtails.
2-3 lbs oxtails
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 cup red wine
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 1/2 cups beef broth
2 bay leaves
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a heavy pot to medium heat and add olive oil. Season oxtails with salt and pepper and brown on all sides (10-12 minutes) and set aside.
Add onion and garlic to the same pot and cook until soft and season with oregano and thyme.
Stir in tomato paste and wine and let the wine reduce by half (about 5 minutes).
Put the oxtails in the slow cooker along with the onion and wine sauce mixture.
Add broth and bay leaves to the slow cooker. Cover and set the timer for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low heat.