The first time I made oxtail stew, it turned out not that great. It was a similar recipe to the one below, but I put all the ingredients into the slow cooker. And it came out all watery and not very flavorful. I had given up on oxtail stews until my friend in London made me some delicious oxtail stew in the slow cooker!
So what did she do differently? Just that she cooked the oxtail in the slow cooker first and then made the stew after so there was no watery, flavorless stew. Instead, it was rich, powerful, and really delicious!
Paleo Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew Recipe
I started by putting the oxtail into a slow cooker and just cooking it until it’s super tender. Then once it’s done (around 10 hours), you stew it very quickly with some tomatoes, spices, and garlic. Add salt to taste, and you’re done! You can just cook the amount of oxtail you want to eat that meal and store the rest (without the stew) in the fridge. Then when you’re ready, add in the stew ingredients and it’s ready in 15 minutes.
You can use the leftover broth in the slow cooker for soups (it’s just like bone broth!).