Braised Oxtail (Pressure Cooker)

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In this recipe, slices of oxtail and diced vegetables are braised in red wine. In the pressure cooker it takes only about 40-45 minutes for the meat to become tender. I like the flavorful oxtail meat.


  • 2 lbs / 1kg oxtail
  • freshly ground pepper, salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (5oz / 150g)
  • 1 carrot, diced (5 oz / 150g)
  • 1 turnip, diced (5 oz / 150g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup / 180ml red wine


  1. Trim off fat and season oxtail slices with salt and pepper
  2. Set pressure cooking pan over high heat. Add vegetable oil. Brown oxtail pieces from all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Cook onion until softened and lightly browned.
  4. Add carrot and turnip. Cook for ca. 5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for two minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and salt. Cook until most of the tomato juices have evaporated.
  6. Return oxtail pieces to pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, thyme and red wine. Put on lid and cook at high pressure for ca. 40-45 minutes
  7. Release pressure (quick-release).
  8. Reduce over medium heat.
  9. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf.

Serve with pasta.

Yields 4 servings

Preparation time ca. 90 minutes

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Very Good Recipe

Thanks for this recipe! It is very close to mine except that I use potatoes instead of turnips. I mainly needed your recipe as advice to how long to cook the oxtails in the pressure cooker. And, I must say that your timing advice and method is on point!!

KUDOS...and THANKS A MILLION!! Oxtail Stew will be a part of the Thanks giving dinner this evening! :-)


Bang On

Just done now.
Used swede cf turnip (Swedish Turnip!).
Used tinned toms.
Softened carrots & swede longer.
c. 45mins



Hi, 2nd time around also used canned tomatoes and celery instead of turnips, can't wait. previous time was better than expected. thanks