Last night’s dinner was Oxtails.  I love, love  oxtails. 


Since I was going to be out all afternoon, I put the Oxtails on to simmer early in the morning.

My favourite way to serve them is over polenta.   I don’t know why I don’t cook polenta more often. It is soooooo gooooood. .   Cooked  in chicken broth seasoned with minced garlic and and finished off with butter and parmesan cheese.


3 pounds oxtails (I Prefer the smaller ones)
1 onion chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 head of garlic, cloves peeled,
Fresh rosemary minced
1 or 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 cup red wine
Beef broth (enough to cover meat)

Brown oxtails in small batches so that they brown and don’t steam.

Remove from pan and add chopped onions, carrots and celery. Brown vegetables and add the head of peeled garlic cloves,

Add red wine, beef broth, chopped fresh rosemary, salt, pepper and a squirt of tomato paste. Cover and simmer until the oxtails are tender. Remove oxtails. Skim off fat and then whisk using a stick blender to puree the liquid with the vegetables to thicken the sauce.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. It has been too many years since I have eaten oxtails. I love them so. I really like the polenta idea. Thanks for jarring my brain and tastebuds.

  2. Ann, this is one of my mother's very favorite dishes- polenta is a staple here. Gorgeous!xoxo Pattie

  3. I've never had oxtails, but that looks like one fantastic dish! Love the polenta. What a beautiful meal!

  4. Robin says:

    Thanks Ann, I am going to my freezer to take our some oxtails to defrost now. Thanks again for the inspiration.-Robin

  5. Lana says:

    I love oxtails, too, but I have always prepared them (and eaten them) in a soup. Braised, over polenta? I cannot resist. I just have to wait for a somewhat cooler day (we are in Southern California) and it's on! Thanks!

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