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Slow Cooker Oxtail

20 mins

6 to 7 hours

6 people

Slow cooker oxtail.Hi one and all, greeting from the East coast of Africa. Slow cooker oxtail, if you had visit my site "Home Cooking"' recently I showed you how to do Oxtail in a potjie and promised I would be back to show you how, to do it in a Slow cooker/Crook pot.

A slow cooker must be one of best cooking appliance to own. If you ain’t got one yet, it’s time to drop big hints to hubby Not only does it produce great meals like having an extra pair of hands. It cooks for you and yours whilst you at work. And it’s also a great investment

By using my recipe  you can come home, relax, enjoy a bit of quality time with your hubby/wife and family, before you sit down at your dining room table with the family and enjoy a delicious cooked oxtail meal, ready to be devour

        Ingredients for Slow cooker Oxtail

Right,  so let’s get all the ingredients you will require, shouldn't take longer than 15 min: 

  • 500 – 600 gr Oxtail pieces.
  • 3 chopped onions.
  • 3 med sized red chilies chopped(optional).
  • 250 ml veggie stock
  • Optional half a cup of red wine.(can use white)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste.(3 Table spoons tomato ketchup)
  • 1 tablespoons Mrs Balls Chutney (1Tsp apricot jam/jelly).
  • 250 gr button mushrooms
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 3 large cloves garlic crushed (you cannot imagine how good garlic s for you).
  • 6 carrots diced and sliced
  • 10-12 whole pickling onions skin removed refer
  • 6-8 baby potatoes washed with skins on refer (banting dieters can add sweet potato)


Now that we have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to..... wait for it

                                            Start "A Cooking"

  • Right,  to get it going is easy, you put your oxtail plus all other the ingredient into the slow cooker.
  • Pour the stock over everything and cover with the lid.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour and when leaving to go to work turn heat down to low for 6 to 7 hours.
  • And that's how easy it is to prepare cook this great meal.


There are so many different ways for one to plate this delicious oxtail meal, and here we give you a few ideas

  • Traditional brown or white rice. 
  •  Basmati rice
  • For those of you on the Banting diet, you can use cauliflower mash, which is very popular at the moment.
  • Creamy mash potatoes.
  • It tastes just as delicious with any pasta.
  • In certain parts of Africa, especially, the oxtail is served with to mielie pap.
  • And can even be served with a loaf of fresh bread or some fresh rolls or a French loaf.

    PS. look out for some more great meals from "Home Cooking Haven" site done in a slow cooker!/Crook pot

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