Posted on November 22, 2020 by Kate Halsall

Actually, it’s a stew, but you get the drift. If you’ve been watching “I’m A Celeb”, you will have seen that their task stars awarded them Ox Tails and they didn’t know what to do with them. Well they should have asked us!! We have a recipe for Oxtail Soup to resolve that! It is best recommended throughout the colder months, and its soup-er easy. Slow cook overnight, then heat it up when you finish work for an incredible, heartwarming stew.


  • 500g of oxtail – support your local butchers (feel free to go for more if you want- it just depends how meaty you like your stew!)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 1-2 scotch bonnets, chopped
  • 2 table spoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Broad beans
  • Salt & pepper
  • 400ml water
  • 1/2 bottle of red wine- such as a Spanish Rioja (everything in moderation!)
  • 1 teaspoon of peppercorns


  • For the oxtail, get the butcher to halve the larger pieces for you
  • Marinade oxtail in the garlic, ginger, chili soy sauce, thyme, salt and pepper overnight if possible
  • Heat some oil in a pan and brown off the meat in batches. Once this is done, place in slow cooker
  • Deglaze the pan with some of the red wine and then pour this over the meat
  • Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker and leave on low for as long as you can. Keep an eye on the liquid level and top up as needed.
  • Serve either on its own or with some fresh rice

For more hearty and wintery recipes, check out our blog here.