Oxtail Ragout
This hearty dish is rich with flavor! Warm and comfy and good for the soul! If you haven’t had oxtail, it’s a great addition to your meal plan. It is tender, succulent, and extremely rich in collagen.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tablespoons butteror ghee
  • 1large oniondiced
  • 2stalks celerydiced
  • 2 carrotspeeled and diced
  • 1 1/2cups beef bone broth
  • 14ounces tomatoesdiced, 1 can
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2teaspoons thymefresh or 1/2 -1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2teaspoon rosemaryfresh, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 3 oxtailsjoints separated, about 4 pounds
  • 2teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2tablespoons arrowroot(optional)
  • 2tablespoons Water(optional)
  1. Set your Instant Pot to the Sauté setting. When display reads “hot”, heat the butter/ghee and sauté the onions, celery, and carrots for 2 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add beef bone broth, tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, salt, and peppercorns and stir.
  3. Add in the oxtails.
  4. Using the Manual setting on the Instant Pot, adjust to high pressure and set to cook for 30 minutes. When time is up, allow pressure to naturally release.
  5. Skim off any excess fat, remove the bay leaves and peppercorns and add the red wine vinegar.
  6. If you wish to thicken the ragout, blend the arrowroot into 2 tablespoons of water. Bring the ragout to a boil on the Sauté setting and stir in the arrowroot mixture.
  7. Boil gently, stirring constantly until the ragout has thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!