Red Wine Oxtail Stew – 紅酒燴牛尾

A good and hearty treat for a rainy day, or whenever you feel like having an oxtail dish! This recipe is simple and easy enough for anyone to try on a weekend afternoon without much preperation needed. Adding the seared oxtails, the red wine glazed celery and carrots, and other ingredients, this is cooked in a pressure cooker until fork-tender, perfect for mash potatoes or rice!

Classic comfort food good enough for the whole family!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 1kg oxtails

  2. 2 carrots

  3. 2 sticks celery

  4. ½ onion

  5. 2 tbsp olive oil

  6. ½ bottle red wine

  7. 1 tbsp dried thyme

  8. 3 bay leaves

  9. 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  10. 1 litre beef / chicken stock (or enough to cover oxtails)

  11. Salt and black pepper to taste

  12. Chopped spring onions


  1. Roughly chop 2 carrots and 2 sticks of celery

  2. Cut half an onion into slices

  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan, add 1kg oxtails and season with salt and black pepper to taste

  4. Sear oxtails on both sides, remove from pan and set aside

  5. Add to the same pan the chopped carrots, celery and onions

  6. Saute and season with salt and black pepper

  7. Deglaze the pan with half a bottle or red wine, and transfer the vegetables to the pressure cooker

  8. Add 1 tbsp dried thyme, 3 bay leaves and the seared oxtails

  9. Add 1 litre beef / chicken stock or enough to cover oxtails

  10. Season with salt to taste and add 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  11. Cover and cook in pressure cooker for 45 minutes

  12. Once done garnish with chopped spring onions and serve

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