Easy, Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew

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Easy, Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew
We recently purchased a quarter of a grass-fed cow.

It was a really great, affordable (well, per pound at least) way to stock our freezer with grass-fed beef, but we ended up with a lot of odd bits that I’ve never cooked before!

I actually didn’t know what the oxtails were. The stores in my area don’t carry them. After a little research and talks with some knowledgeable cooking friends, I found out they are pretty much the most awesome cut of meat ever and got really excited about making something with them. People suggested I make pho, which would have been another great use for them, but I was in a stew kind of mood and decided to just make something simple. This was the result.  

Easy, Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew
Serves 8
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  1. 2 lbs oxtails
  2. Coconut oil
  3. I medium onion, chopped
  4. 1 celery rib, diced
  5. 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  6. 2 cups chicken broth
  7. 2 cups red wine
  8. 3 whole garlic cloves
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. 1 sprig of thyme
  1. 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  2. 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  3. 2 turnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  4. Coconut oil
  1. Wash oxtails and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season with sea salt and pepper as desired.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a dutch oven.
  4. Sear the oxtails in the coconut oil until browned.
  5. Remove from dutch oven and put in a crock pot set on low.
  6. Add chopped onion, celery and carrot to the dutch oven. Sauté until the onions are translucent and fragrant.
  7. Put the garlic cloves, stock, wine, bay leaf, thyme and sautéed onions, carrots and celery in the crock pot.
  8. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  9. One hour before serving, toss the carrot, parsnip and turnip chunks in coconut oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and roast at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  10. Add roasted root vegetables to the crock pot and cook an additional half hour.
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Easy, Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew

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Hi! I'm Kelley. Real foodie and crunchy mom to a teenager and a toddler. My husband and I live in Southern California.