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Oxtail in white bowl with carrots

Instant Pot Braised Oxtail Stew Recipe

Fall-off-the-bone braised oxtail stew recipe that's easy to make in the instant pot. Comforting Haitian hearty oxtail stew that's easily made in the pressure cooker to save you time on a busy night.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian, International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 457kcal


  • 2 lbs. Oxtail
  • 1 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans
  • 2 large Carrots sliced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic chopped
  • 2 Green Onions sliced
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • ½ cup Yellow Onions chopped
  • 1 cup Beef broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Ground Clove
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. 100% Premium Glaze or Rosemary
  • 2 Celery Stalks, sliced
  • 2 Shallots Chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground Ginger or fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder


  • in a small bowl combine the cornstarch and ½ cup water. Mix well and set aside.
    Wash and pat dry the meat. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper, ground cloves, premium glaze or browning, and mix well. Pour the mixture over the meat and let marinate for 30 minutes (or longer). 
    On the instant pot, click on Sauté and set timer to 15 minutes. Add and heat the oil.
    Sear the oxtail on all sides. Reserve the marinating mixture. Once the oxtail is seared on all sides, remove it and place the meat on a plate.
    Seared oxtail in spoon
  • Click on cancel then click on sauté again, and set the timer for another 30 minutes. Add the vegetables and herbs. Cook for 5 minutes. Stirring constantly.
    Add the tomato paste, then add the meat. Stir. Then add the beans. 
    Sear oxtail in instant pot
  • Add broth, reserved marinade, ginger powder or juice, and the cornstarch mixture. Cover. Turn the knob to sealing. Cook on pressure high for 45 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
    Cooked meat and vegetables on spoon lifted



This recipe was first published in November 2019. It has been updated with new pictures.
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If you are able to purchase the oxtail from an international market, ask them for the entire tail. It is most likely will be the exact price as the ones that are already chopped. Plus, you get more meat. Also, be sure to ask the butcher to chop it up for you as well. 
Calories are estimated per serving


Serving: 6Servings | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1581mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 34mg