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Oxtail Soup Recipe – Low Carb Africa

This delicious oxtail soup is a warm and comforting soup perfect for cold weather. With its complex flavor and unique texture, it’s easy to see why so many people love this nutritious comfort food.

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❤️ WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

This oxtail recipe is hearty and delicious, making it a crowd pleaser. A rich broth made with savory oxtail, onions, vegetables, spices and garlic, slow-cooked until thick and creamy.

Slow-cooking oxtail soup enhances its flavor and makes it even more satisfying. The beef bones and vegetables not only create a delicious broth, but they also soften the tail and create a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.

This will really become one of your favorite recipes!

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💭 What kind of meat is oxtail?

Oxtail is a type of meat derived from the tail of a cow. It’s a tougher cut of beef because muscles are used to swing the tail back and forth. Oxtail is popular in many cultures, including African, Caribbean, and Latin American cuisines.

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👩‍🍳 Is oxtail soup healthy?

Oxtail soup is a hearty and nutritious meal with many health benefits. This high-protein soup is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including iron and zinc, which are important for a healthy immune system.

Oxtail is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that are great for heart health.Oxtail soup is rich in collagen. This is because it contains a lot of connective tissue.

Collage promotes healthy skin, hair and joints. Overall, this oxtail soup recipe is a nutritious and satisfying meal that offers many health benefits.

💭 What does oxtail soup taste like?

Oxtail soup is a rich, meaty and flavorful dish. Vegetables such as onions, carrots, and spinach are usually added to enhance the beef-like depth of flavor. The slow simmering process softens the oxtail and makes the soup richer and more flavorful.

Served hot or cold, oxtail soup is the perfect way to warm yourself up on a cold day.

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This delicious soup can be cooked on the stove, instant pot pressure cooker or slow cooker.

🧾Ingredients used

Ingredients for homemade oxtail soup
Ingredients for homemade oxtail soup

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this hearty oxtail soup recipe:

  • Oxtail: You can buy oxtail at your local deli, grocery store, or butcher. If you buy it at the grocery store, it may say “beef oxtail.”
  • vegetable: This oxtail soup recipe includes carrots, spinach, scallions, onions, and garlic. Feel free to add other vegetables if you like.
  • Olive oil: This is used to char the oxtail.You can also use avocado oil.
  • Beef broth: This adds depth and richness to the soup.
  • spices: In this recipe, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, bouillon powderWhen saltThese spices can be adjusted to your liking.

🔪 how to make a recipe

  1. Wash the oxtail pieces and pat dry. Place the oxtail in a large bowl and season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Pour olive oil into a large stockpot and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, place the oxtails in the olive oil.
  3. Grill the oxtail for about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the oxtail from the pan and set aside. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and sauté until translucent.
  6. Pour in the beef broth and cold water and add the remaining spices.
  7. Return the oxtail, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 2.5-3 hours.
  8. Stir frequently to keep the oxtail broth from drying out. Add water as needed.
  9. After 20 minutes, add carrots and spinach and cook until carrots are tender.
  10. Add green onions and top with your favorite herbs such as parsley.
how to make oxtail soup
how to make oxtail soup

instant pot oxtail soup

This soup is easy to make in a pressure cooker.

Repeat steps 1-6 above using your Instant Pot’s sauté function.

Pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.

slow cooker oxtail soup

Cook oxtail soup in a slow cooker over low heat for 7 to 8 hours.

🥫 Storing and Reheating

The leftover soup is delicious even the next day! This hearty meal can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator. It is recommended to store the soup within 2 hours after cooking.

To reheat this oxtail beef soup, put it in a pot and put it on low heat. Do not let the soup boil. The soup may become too thick or dry.

Simmer the soup, stirring occasionally, until warm. Oxtail soup can be reheated in the microwave, but a stovetop usually gives the best results.

💭 Tips and variations

  • Simmer for at least 3 hours for a melty, tender oxtail soup.
  • Adding a few tablespoons of tomato paste to the soup will give it a richer flavor.
  • Add diced jalapenos or other chili peppers if you want to add a little spiciness to the soup.
  • For a creamier soup, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream or coconut milk at the end of cooking time.
  • Add a few slices of smoked bacon or ham to the pot to add a smoky flavor to the soup.
  • To give the soup an Asian twist, add a few tablespoons of fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, or rice vinegar to the soup.
  • For a stronger flavor, consider adding sprigs of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano to the pot.
Ready-to-eat Jamaican oxtail soup

🍽️ What can I eat this recipe with?

There are many ways to enjoy this delicious soup. You can eat it as it is, or you can arrange it to your liking by adding various ingredients such as fresh herbs and vegetables. I usually eat it with white rice, but since I’m on a low-carb diet, I eat it with keto-friendly rice.

👩‍🍳 FAQ

What is oxtail soup good for?

Oxtail soup is a warm and comforting dinner packed with nutrients. Perfect for warming your body on cold days.

Is oxtail cheap meat?

Oxtail has risen in price in recent years and is now over $10 per pound.

How long does oxtail soup take to cook?

Oxtail soup takes a long time to cook and depends on how you cook it. Cooking on the stove typically takes 2-3 hours. Pressure cook in the Instant Pot for 45 minutes, then use the slow cooker to cook for 7-8 hours.

Is oxtail soup good for weight loss?

Is oxtail soup good for weight loss?
This depends on how you make it. Oxtail stew is low in calories and packed with protein and other goodies. So if you make it without sugar, it’s a great diet effect.

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Jamaican oxtail soup

beef tail soup

Oxtail Soup is a warm and comforting soup perfect for cold weather. With its complex flavor and unique texture, it’s easy to see why people love this nutritious soup!

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course: main course

cooking: Jamaican

Preparation time: Five minute

Cooking time: 3 time

total time: 3 time Five minute

Serving: 6

calorie: 458kcal

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instructions

  • Wash the oxtail and pat dry.

  • Season the oxtail with salt and black pepper.

  • Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, place the oxtails in the olive oil.

  • Grill the oxtail for about 5 minutes on each side.

  • Remove the oxtail from the pan and set aside. Scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon if necessary.

  • Add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and sauté until translucent.

  • Pour in the beef broth and water and add the remaining spices.

  • Return the oxtail, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 2.5-3 hours.

  • Stir frequently and make sure there is still liquid in the pan.

  • After 20 minutes, add carrots and spinach and cook until carrots are tender.

  • Add the scallions last and top with parsley or your favorite herbs.

instant pot oxtail soup

  • Repeat steps 1-6 above using your Instant Pot’s sauté function.

  • Pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.

Note

This recipe serves 6 and has 4 net carbs per serving.

  • Simmer for at least 3 hours for a melty, tender oxtail soup.
  • Adding a few tablespoons of tomato paste to the soup will give it a richer flavor.
  • Add diced jalapenos or other chilies if you want more heat in the soup.
  • For a creamier soup, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream or coconut milk at the end of cooking time.
  • Add a few slices of smoked bacon or ham to the pot to add a smoky flavor to the soup.
  • To give the soup an Asian twist, add a few tablespoons of fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, or rice vinegar to the soup.
  • For a stronger flavor, consider adding sprigs of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano to the pot.

nutrition

calorie: 458kcal | | carbohydrates: Fiveg | | protein: 48g | | obesity: 27g | | saturated fat: 9g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | | Monounsaturated fat: 14g | | cholesterol: 166mg | | sodium: 933mg | | potassium: 198mg | | fiber: 1g | | sugar: 2g | | Vitamin A: 7293IU | | Vitamin C: 6mg | | calcium: 59mg | | iron: 7mg

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