Recipe For Jamaican Oxtail Stew

Recipe For Jamaican Oxtail Stew
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There are many things to make when it comes to cooking meat dishes but one thing that we absolutely looove is their  Jamaican oxtail stew! 

The greatest thing about stews like this is it does not require much involvement – just add all the ingredients into the pan and leave to cook for 3 to 4 hours before serving. It’s simple cooking like this that makes this dish even more exciting to make. 

Recipe For Jamaican Oxtail Stew

Jamaican Oxtail Stew

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Kg Medium size oxtail 
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 Dried Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste 
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Can Butter Beans or any other available white bean you may have 
  • 80 g Mushrooms
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Chilli Oil or 1 whole habanero chilli 
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tsp Salt 
  • Pepper to taste
  • 5 Cups Water at extra if needed
  • Corriander garnishing


  • Season oxtail with, salt and pepper and set aside. Then in a large saucepan, heat some rapeseed oil over medium heat and sauté the oxtail until it is completely browned. 
  • Add onions, garlic, thyme, smoked paprika, curry powder, Worcestershire sauce, and chilli oil and cook for about 1 minute. 
  • Then add tomato paste then continue to cook and stir for another 2 minutes before pouring in the water. 
  • Bring the water to a boil and leave to simmer for about 3 hours or until the oxtail is falling off the bone.
  • When oxtail is nearly ready, add beans, mushrooms and carrots and continue to cook for a further  10 minutes.
  • Eat with rice and garnish with coriander.
Keyword Beef, Oxtail, Oxtail Stew

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Please also check out our yummy Oxtail Ragu recipe!