In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Stewed Oxtail With Butter Beans.

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Oxtail was one of those things which was never cooked in our home while growing up (I don’t ever recall my mom cooking this back then), so it’s not something I learned to cook from the main culinary influences in my life… mom, dad, aunt and grandmothers. But the immigrant life is one in which you tend to associate with people who are similar to you and can relate to your struggles, so my friends were from other Caribbean islands. Partially living in each others homes, saw us not only learn about the food from each island, but we all grew a new appreciation for the diverseness of the Caribbean in general. Though the basic foundation to Caribbean food is the same, the end product and methods of preparation can differ.

This recipe for cooking oxtail with butter beans is one I picked up from a restaurant owner (had to beg d man to share) where I would go get my weekly fill of Caribbean food which I didn’t have to cook. I’m sure he didn’t tell me his secrets, but I did add a few things to give it my personal touch. BTW, did you know that the last Stewed Oxtail recipe I shared a while back is one of the more popular dishes I have on the site? See: Savory oxtail in a rich and thick gravy. Take a look at all the comments below it.

You’ll Need…

2lbs of oxtail (ask your butcher to cut it into 1 inch pieces)
1 tin of butter beans (lima)
5 cups of water
1 onion
2 tomatoes
2 scallion (green onions)
1/2 a scotch bonnet pepper (I used a whole one)
2 carrots
3 cloves of garlic
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon of allspice
1/2 tablespoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil

* You’ll need about 3 tablespoons of lime or lemon juice to wash the oxtail pieces with (use vinegar as well).

Place the cut pieces of oxtail in a bowl and pour the lime juice over it, give it a good stir and pour in some water. Wash each piece off, then drain. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Now in a fairly large pan, heat the vegetable oil on high and brown the pieces of oxtail. Try not to crowd the pan or it will not brown properly and it will release a tons of liquid. I did mine in two batches.

While this was browning (takes about 15 minutes) I prepared the other ingredients (wash, peeled and chopped)

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With the pieces of oxtail all browned, you may need an extra tablespoon of vegetable oil in the pan (not mentioned in the ingredients list above).. add the diced onion and garlic. Let that cook on medium heat for a few minutes. Then add back the pieces of oxtail and top with the herbs and vegetables.

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Give that good stir, then add the salt, black pepper and allspice. Now top with the 5 cups of water (enough water to cover everything) and bring to a boil. When it starts boiling, reduce to as low as you can and have it at a gentle simmer. Cover the pot and let that simmer (braise) for about 2 hrs or until the meat is tender. We’d like to have the meat fall off the bones. Depending on the age of the oxtail it may take a bit longer for you. If you have a pressure cooker, this will save you a ton of cooking time. NOTE: If you’re using dried butter beans, now would be the time to put them in as well, so they too get tender.

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Rinse the can of beans to remove the salty brine-like solution its packed in and add it to the pot. Cover and let cook for another 20 minutes.. until the beans are infused with the flaovours of the stewed oxtails and so that the gravy thickens up a bit. Be gently when handling the beans as they are very tender and can fall apart very easily. NOTE: I cheated a bit and added a 1/4 teaspoon of Caribbean style browning. But this is totally optional.. I wanted a nice caramel colour to my finished dish.

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This is one of those dishes where you must have patience to allow it to slowly cook and do it’s thing.. to get tender. Besides this method or using a pressure cooker, I’m sure you can also add everything to a slow cooker (after you’ve browned the ox tail pieces) and let it cook slowly all day while you relax. This pot was enough to serve about 5 people with a side of rice and peas and a nice fresh green salad.


— Winner Wanted!—

It’s that time again – we’re giving away the following book (see below) to one lucky person for the month of August.  All you have to do is leave me a comment in the comments section below (please say something about this recipe) and your name will be automatically entered to win this fascinating book written by Judi Krogh. If you recall I did a feature on “Easy Cooking In the Caribbean” a few weeks back and with the kindness of Dallison and the Krogh family, we’re able to give out a copy to one lucky winner.

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There are two bonus ways you can have your name entered in the contest, giving you 3 chances at winning. Along with leaving a comment below, go to the Facebook fan page and/or the Youtube cooking channel and leave a comment  there. I don’t care what your comment is, but it would be nice if you could tell me what you like about Caribbean food and if the recipes I share are helpful.

Here are the rules pertaining to winning the copy of “Easy Cooking In The Caribbean”…

– contest is open to everyone globally

– there are 3 ways to enter your name (see above)

– 1 winner will be chosen at random (if you left 3 comments, your name will be entered 3 times)

– contest is open from August 11 – to midnight August 31.

– winner will be announced within 1 week of the official close date.

– the winner will have 1 week to contact us with mailing address

– we will cover all shipping expenses (standard mail)

I hope you take a moment to enter your name as I’d really like to mail this book out to you. It’s simple, free and a great way to experiment with some traditional and non-traditional Caribbean dishes in your kitchen. Judi left us a wonderful resource that reflects her lifetime passion for cooking and sharing meals with family and friends.


Oye! before you go… Remember you can watch the cooking videos on the recipe channel and we’d love to interact with you on our Facebook fan page. There’s a few thousand of us already causing commesse on there… so do check it out.

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    May 12, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    I love this recipe and all the others I would love to win that cookbook

  2. May 30, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I’m a Jamaican living in Canada and enjoy cooking and serving Caribbean food to my Canadian friends. There has never been a time when they dont rave about the flavours, no matter which recipe I choose… it’s the ingredients, the preparation and the love that goes into it, making it a true comfort food. … Your “Stewed Oxtail with Butter Beans “ will be served at the next dinner party, I can hardly wait to hear the compliments….. Thank you Chris.

  3. Melva
    November 30, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    I made curried goat for the family’s Thanksgiving Dinner, it was a smash as I nerved up and served it over yellow rice and Black Beans. I will make this again for a different occasion. It was a big hit. Thanks for the recipes, keep it up.

  4. Twana
    October 28, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Chris I love this oxtail recipe I make it time and time again. The flavors are amazing.

  5. Shirma
    July 14, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Hi Chris

    I love oxtail. However I season my oxtail like I would season any other meat. Will try it your way to see if here is a difference to the taste. Shirma

  6. kmitch007
    May 26, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Those oxtails are looking good. I must try this recipe. I did notice you didn’t use any ketchup in this recipe.

  7. April 24, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Hello oxtail use to be reasonably priced,but I brought them in small batches.I always thought I could not cook them,but this recipe like all the others are great.Thanks for another recipe,but I still like the videos when I find them.

  8. Debbie
    January 15, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Hi Chris,

    I enjoy caribbean flavour dishes, the simple seasoning with great taste. The method is also very easy to follow.

    We the people of the caribbean love tasty food…well season.

    We have so much of different dishes to share with the world.

    Wow your taste buds.


  9. August 24, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    I have ox tail in the freezer i just bought and was looking for a recipe so that i can make them, this was right on time.

    Thank You

  10. Whitney Johnson
    June 14, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I Really enjoyed this recipe! Taste is very spot on to actual jamacian style of cooking. I would really enjoy cooking some other dishes from your recipes so I will def be looking into some more of your dishes! Thanks for sharing your style of cooking with us.

  11. Val
    June 14, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    I made this today along with rice and peas. Everything turned out fantastic! Thanks so much Chris for you wonderful recipes. I really enjoy your videos!!

  12. April 7, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    I season my oxtail before I cook it. Your way I have not tried.

  13. Phyllis
    August 24, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    This was so easy to make & my husband loved it. He’s Jamaican & I’m African American. We are newlyweds and I am trying my best to my Jamaican cultural cooking together. Your website is great.

  14. Anna Trotman
    August 23, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    I am from stkitts and oxtail is very familiar so this recipe is just super… I grated a bit of pumpkin in to it also super you will lick your fingers I use loads of pumpkin… Thanks for all the lovely recipes I would live to win that book so please pick me Anna trotmanstkitts

  15. August 5, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Hello Chris,

    I really loved this recipe because it’s my dad’s favorite dish in the world. I made it exactly how you made it and he almost cried. He hasn’t had authentic Jamaican food some he was a teenager. I was just thrilled that I could prepare something that could take him back.

  16. Anthony Macchia
    July 20, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    Just wanted to say i went through about 6 or 7 recipes for this and chose this one and is turning out better than imagined i added a few things but didnt take anything away. Well done and this is from a culinary school graduate and professional chef.

  17. Pat
    April 6, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    Love butter beans, always nice to find a new recipe to try with them in it.

  18. Abbi Salina
    April 1, 2014 / 10:55 am

    I bought Butter beans in the grocery and did not know how to prepare it. Now I do!!! 😀

  19. Lorna
    March 7, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    I would usually brown my oxtail – similar to when stewing chicken. It infuses the flavor even more. Just to let you know Chris I have tried a lot of your recipes and they have all been great.

  20. mandi
    September 16, 2013 / 3:23 am


    As an English girl I did not grow up with this type of cuisine but after a stint of living & working in Bermuda I developed a huge love for Caribbean food. Your recipes allow me to re create the tastes I love in an easy, simple way.

    many, many thanks for your recipes and inspiration to carry on cooking this tasty, homely food.


  21. June 5, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Chris I made this oxtail stew last night.

    I used 2 table spoon dark soy sauce, 1 of Worcestershire, 2 pimentos, fresh basil and fresh podina, 1 can diced tomatoes, every thing else as you did, came out great.

    Thanks for your recipes

  22. Jena
    May 25, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    I'm having some jamician friends over and I want to impress them by cooking stewed oxtails. I have found your recipe and I'm loving what I'm seeing but I have a problem. I see celery in your picture during the cooking of the oxtails; however, I don't see it as in the needed ingredients. Please help.


    • Lynn
      October 16, 2013 / 12:02 am

      Hi Jena,

      That isn’t celery in the picture, it’s scallions (green onions).

      Hope that helps!


  23. Derron
    May 7, 2013 / 1:46 am

    Over the past few years I have tried many of the recipes from this site and have enjoyed all of them, thanks and my reguards to the family.

  24. Carol
    April 30, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    Chris thanks for the recipe. It really looks good. I will try it some day.

  25. Barbara
    December 21, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Hate it the gravy was nice but the meat had no flavor rice and bean was great but this stew oxtail with bean need major work

  26. Shaz
    October 10, 2012 / 1:59 am

    Theresa; You said that you are “Trini”; this is a Jamaican recipe, please respect the authenticity of our cuisine and refrain from suggesting that a lifetime of cooking oxtail in this way should be altered to suit your cultural preferences. If YOU wish to change the recipe to suit yourself that is fine but this recipe I believe was shared with the aim of educating people about how to make authentic Jamaican style oxtail.

    Good job Chris.

  27. Roz White
    August 21, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    this looks good

  28. selma kelly
    July 25, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    Greeting to the chef: I TIP MY HAT OFF TO YOU. Mr. Christ your beautiful illustrated recipe and instructional guidance motivates even an novice to cook.your recipe open the doors for every women that desire a husband. There,s a saying to a man,s heart is to his stomach. Thank you for giving we women the right tools. Thank you.

  29. tanya
    November 2, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    soundz yummy someone come cook it for me lol

  30. Laika Brennan
    October 1, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    We put in some Reggae Reggae sauce and tomato ketchup. This is one of my favourite meals.

  31. Moses
    September 28, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    Chris..i live in Michigan and some of your seasoning are hard to find.Is there a website or a place where i can find the hard to find seasons.

  32. judy samuels
    September 27, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    I did this recipie and it was delicious, thanks caribbean pot.

  33. September 10, 2011 / 4:37 am

    I am cooking this today instead of soup. I am going to follow this recipe to the T and if it comes out as nice nice of your picture I will cook it on Sunday and carry it to my mother.

  34. September 9, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    I have never cooked this before and your recipe looks so easy to follow. I am cooking this tomorrow instead of soup.

  35. ruth
    September 3, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    this looks very delicious

  36. Patrice C
    September 1, 2011 / 11:03 am

    My children don't like butter beans but I am willing to try this recipe..I believe the taste will change their perception of the butter beans for future recipes. Will keep you informed. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Paul Maier
    August 31, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Chris my mouth started to water when I saw the picture before I even read what the dish was – can hardly wait to dive into this recipe….. thx!

  38. Shirley
    August 31, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    I love oxtail and beans so I can't wait to try this recipe on the weekend. The recipe seems easy to follow.

    Thanks for sharing these excellent and succulent Caribbean recipes. I love them.

  39. Anita Noad
    August 31, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Chris, this was a "likkle" taste of home. I served it with roasted breadfruit in addition to the rice and had the family licking their fingers. Now we have to lobby for a reduction in the price of oxtails, for I can't believe the price. Maybe someone will gift-wrap some for me for Christmas! LOL!

  40. Joel Pariag
    August 31, 2011 / 5:42 pm

    This is my first time on this site and already i see some stuff i would like to try out, so once i try this out you will hear from me

  41. Pearl
    August 31, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    Very good Chris i could work on this oxtail and i tried the breadfruit recipe already so what a combo; just keep it coming and i will keep cooking.

  42. August 31, 2011 / 10:12 am

    Another fine oxtail recipe, and autumn is well on it's way here in London :((( This will definitely help!

  43. Michelle
    August 31, 2011 / 9:12 am

    I love how you keep the methods simple. Anyone can follow and do exactly as you did. Keep the dishes coming. I look forward to them everyday. It also allows me to teach my kids the art of cooking tasty dishes.

  44. Brenda
    August 31, 2011 / 12:01 am

    Hi Chris I just want to say thanks for your recipes. I am alergic to meat of all kinds, I could only eat seafoods but now that i have the recipes I can cook the perfect meals for my family ,because the measurements are there which give me no reason to taste which could cause prolems for me.

    I cooked the perfect oxtail with white beans because i did not have the butter beansI got so much praise for it . my niece even wants me to shoe her how to cook it, I told her where I got the recipe and gave her your website. I am happy everyone enjoyed it.

    I did the steamed fish for myself, it was amazingly delicious and it caused me to pig out

    thanks for helping out


  45. anecia
    August 30, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    Hey chris , me anecia here again , guess what ,my mom is an oxtail fanatic so i sent her the link , she sent me back a message to say she going and cook up and oxtail storm tomorrow in NYC ooh i am in trouble now she going to want recipes all the time now !!!!!!

  46. Anecia
    August 30, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    oh gorm i love this recipe , i am a food and nutrition teacher in trinidad and i want to thank you Chris forr some ofthe mouth watering recipes you provide . My students are constantly challenged to find ways to use local foods to prepare 2 and 3 course meals . This is another blessing, i am sure they will have fun making this dish .

  47. Sharon
    August 30, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    Hello Chris,
    Thanks for this recipe. All of them are so easy. I tried the curry goat a while back and my hubby loved it.

  48. Roger
    August 30, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    I'll have to give this one a try

  49. alasmyluv
    August 30, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    So far every recipe I have tried has been good. Thanks for posting.

  50. Antoinette
    August 30, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Finger licking good is all that I can say – bring it on!!!!!!

  51. Nancy
    August 30, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Great recipe will be sure to try it soon always love your step by step photos.

  52. Laura L
    August 30, 2011 / 11:11 am

    Wow, I think you've convinced me to try my hand at an oxtail recipe – now that's something! Lovin' your other recipes, by the way 🙂

  53. Shamya
    August 30, 2011 / 11:00 am

    This looks inviting, your recipes are you easy to do and tasty. I can't wait for your next post.

  54. Rose
    August 30, 2011 / 10:38 am

    WOW! Chris, have never cooked oxtails before but will definitely give this recipe a go.
    Thanks a million.

  55. August 30, 2011 / 10:19 am


    I tried the above receipe and it is delicious!!!!!!!

  56. Theresa Mejias
    August 30, 2011 / 9:04 am

    Hi Chris,
    I'm a "Trini" and when it comes to cooking it's all about seasoning our meats. I was surprised that you missed this step. The seasoning not only marinates the meat but it's more tasty and flavorful. Try adding some coconut cream about 5-10 mins before it's done and you'll be amazed as well.
    Thanks for sharing your time and recipes with us!

    • Shaz
      October 10, 2012 / 2:07 am

      Theresa; You said that you are a "Trini"; this is a Jamaican recipe, please respect the authenticity of our cuisine and refrain from suggesting that a lifetime of cooking oxtail in this way should be altered to suit your cultural preferences. If YOU wish to change the recipe to suit yourself that is fine but this recipe I believe was shared with the aim of educating people about how to make authentic Jamaican style oxtail.

      Good job Chris.

  57. Gracia
    August 30, 2011 / 8:55 am

    i was searching the web for some good cooking for vegetarian when i came across yours. you made my day. and i have invited some of my friends to try it as well.i am really thankful to God for you.

  58. elaine
    August 30, 2011 / 8:31 am

    This is one recipe I will pass, oxtails is way too expensive where I come from

  59. Siri
    August 30, 2011 / 8:16 am

    I love Broad Beans! They are my go to Beans. I love them tossed with lime juice, olive oil, tomatoes & broccoli!! Yummy. Or a Broad Bean Ital Stew with Coconut Milk, or as a dip with pita chips. Or Curried, gosh I could go on & on. They are a vegan's best friend!!

  60. Wanda
    August 30, 2011 / 8:09 am

    I love oxtails and this recipe is mouthwatering. I must try it. Thanks.

  61. Calleen
    August 30, 2011 / 7:46 am

    This recipe looks good. I think I might try this one.

  62. Patricia
    August 30, 2011 / 7:23 am

    This is great my son is away in college and this would be helpful to keep his caribbean roots.

  63. Elizabeth
    August 30, 2011 / 7:07 am

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for taking the time to send the recipies,I really enjoy cooking and really love all your recipies.
    Keep up the good work! I also give the recipies to my son and friends.

  64. Marieke
    August 30, 2011 / 4:57 am

    Hi Chris,
    Never cooked this before but I will soon! I visit the site a lot and love it!
    My family already goes like: "Are we having something strange again?"

  65. Dblea
    August 30, 2011 / 1:32 am

    I have some oxtail and will try this recipe, sounds delicious.
    Keep doing your do. Luv them.

  66. Michelle
    August 29, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    Hey Chris,

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I’m vegetarian but my husband isn’t, so cooking meat dishes can be quite a challenge for me. Your recipes have been quite helpful. I’m definitely going to try this one as he loves oxtail. Thanks a mil!!!!

  67. Carol Malik
    August 29, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    I really enjoy all the new ideas I get here for recipes! Great!!

  68. shermz
    August 29, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    this looks great!!! im gonna try it for sure..

  69. Cherry
    August 29, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    Chris the Caribbean-pot Chef:
    Hey mon; (smile)
    I am a Bahamian who enjoy trying new recipes and I have not cooked Ox tails personally, but enjoy ox tails very much. I will try your recipe. The after presentation is very delightful.Know that I am very appreciative for all of your recipes you share from the Caribbean pot.
    I await my Cook Book…………………Warm regards……….Cherry.

  70. dianna
    August 29, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    This is yummy, i love oxtail, loving your recipes

  71. Karisha
    August 29, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    The pics look great and the recipe sound good. I just have not had the time to try it. But I surely will do so before the summer ends. Pease enter my name in the contest for the recipe book 'Easy Cooking Caribbean'.

  72. myrna
    August 29, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    ty the step by step with the pictures r great

  73. Jan
    August 29, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    A new taste for an old favourite. The addition of the scotch bonnet pepper [chilli] and allspice gave the traditional recipe a lift. My family loved it.

  74. lisa
    August 29, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    An Awesome recipe!!!!! love trying different culture recipes!!!! we have a few traditional meals here in newfoundland too!!! thank you!!!!!

  75. Irma
    August 29, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    I always love ox tail whether in soup or with rice or even a piece of johnny bake

  76. Jocelyn
    August 29, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Hmmm looks delicious even though I've never tried oxtail!!!

  77. REMA
    August 29, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I must admit Chris that i am not a great cook, but your recipes make cooking look so easy and fun. Thanks. Have been collecting them and trying a few so far. With practice I think I will get it right. Keep on doing what you are doing!!

  78. lynie
    August 29, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    this recipe takes me back to my childhood… aahhh my mum's….. she still cooks this, not have often cos there is only her at home now…. but it still a favourite of mine

  79. Sandra Dowkes
    August 29, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    I love reading your recipes; would love even more a visit to the Caribbean!

  80. natasha cross
    August 29, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    Looks Delicious!

  81. Avion Orr
    August 29, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    I love oxtail – especially in soup. I will certainly try this. It looks delicious.

  82. Alf G
    August 29, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    I like the oxtail recipe. Must give it a go soon. Thanks.

  83. Christopher Loeb
    August 29, 2011 / 4:26 pm

    I have been wanting to cook Oxtail for a while, I just haven’t had an opportunity to do so. I am a culinary student and one thing has really captured my interest and that’s learning different cultural foods. My main goal so far is to open a restaraunt which combines Latin & Caribbean cuisine with an Asian presentation. I really can not wait to try this recipe of Stewed Oxtail and Butter Beans. Thanks.

  84. s m s
    August 29, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Hey Chris
    I have tried alot of your recipes and they were a hit! Thanks so much and keep up the good cooking.

  85. Candice
    August 29, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    Chris , I love all your recipes ..They are all flavorful and delicious!!! I look forward to enjoying more recipes from you. I Hope ah get to win a book 😉 take care& God Bless. Candy

  86. Michael S.
    August 29, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    I have never had oxtail before but the pictures made it look very good. Not sure if I'll try this recipe but if I ever run accross oxtail in my grocery I'll keep this recipe in mind.

  87. Eric
    August 29, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Chris.. This is now my recipe bible !!

  88. Al Harrington
    August 29, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Love this recipe.

    Butter beans made it even better.

  89. Lauren Williams
    August 29, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Love love love OXTAIL! Thank you for the recioe Chris. Not keen on butter beans but some nice rice and peas on de side with lots of rich oxtail gravey on top, nummy.

  90. Petra
    August 29, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Love Oxtails!! This is making my mouth water!

  91. MsStarsparkle
    August 29, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    I'm a vegetarian peoples, I therefore can't comment on this recipe cos I don't eat animals. As there's so many lovely, veggie recipes instead on this website, why not give them a go instead? A good one to try is Eggplant with potatoes. Yummy!

  92. Maire-Ann Guyot
    August 29, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    love your recipes here in Ireland, we now have a caribbean night twice a week in our house, I'm sure by now the neighbours are hungry just smelling the aromas coming from my kitchen window and it's all thanks to you 🙂

  93. Jan
    August 29, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    Can't wait to try it. thanks

  94. Leanne
    August 29, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    We love oxtails in our house and I try to cook all the foods my two sons' heritage, this is right up our alley. I love receiving all the recipes you post, and I think I have mastered my Trini hot sauces, at least that's what they tell me. Keep up the great work.

  95. Leanne
    August 29, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    We love oxtails in our house and I try to cook all the foods my two sons' heritage, this is right up our alley. I love receiving all the recipes you post, and I think I have mastered my Trini hot sauces, at least that's what they tell me. Keep up the great work.

  96. charmaine
    August 29, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    yum yum yum,that's if you like pigtail

  97. Ava
    August 29, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    I love oxtail but they so expensive to buy. This is nice &I easy recipe. One question, you don’t season the meat before you brown it?

  98. Renee
    August 29, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    Love Oxtails. Have got to try this recipe.

  99. geraldine
    August 29, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    This look really Delicious and i know it should taste good too, it also goes good with rice and peas that's a great Sunday dinner.

  100. Rae
    August 29, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    I made oxtail over the weekend but without the butter beans. I used a few of cloves instead of the allspice. Talk about yummy. It went nicely with the red beans and rice.

  101. Ricci Maggette
    August 29, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    I must say I'm not the greatest of cooks period, but your recipes have them coming back for thirds & fourths…what makes this so very good is that I'm American from American ancestry and my husband is caribbean born having moved here as an adult. Let me tell you, you don't know how good it makes me feel for him to really enjoy my cooking. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  102. geraldine
    August 29, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    This look really Delicious and i know it should taste good too, it also goes good with rice and peas that's a great Sunday dinner.

    Thanks Chris……….:)

  103. Jenny Khan
    August 29, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    I’ll be sure to try this oxtail recipe! Keep giving us great recipes

  104. Judy
    August 29, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    Hi Chris:

    That cook book looks so good, please let me be the winner. I want to try out some more recipes, I like to eat.


  105. Rose
    August 29, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    Wow, Chris, this looks delish!!!! I have never cooked oxtail but am definitely going to give it as try. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  106. MarLo
    August 29, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    I too am a vegetarian. BUT…I adore spicy, hot, pungent, complex whatevers. Been adapting your meat recipes as well as lovin' your veggie ones.. Super easy. Also, I may be moving out of NYC to where some of the ingredients aren't as available….so….I appreciate the shopping links.

  107. Safiya
    August 29, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    The oxtail looks yummy!

  108. Deanna Lewis
    August 29, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    Funny how I never ate oxtails thinking they were nasty until I ate them at a friend’s house. All I can say is mmmm mmmm good. Im never had them with lima beans I might get up the willpower to try this recipe. Will let you know if I do

  109. Liisa Henry
    August 29, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    I have never had oxtail in any form, so I'm looking forward to trying this. Thanks again, Chris!

  110. Tina
    August 29, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    In that strange, coincidental way of things, this is similar to the traditional Mexican, and handed down colonial American recipes for oxtails that I learned growing up. Give or take a chili pepper/spice or two. 🙂 I suppose the world over, people know what tastes GOOOOD! Thanks for adding this wonderful variation to my personal cookbook!

  111. Nicole Newell
    August 29, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    Great recipe, the only thing I would add is a scotch bonnet pepper, Yum!
    Lima beans=butter beans?
    So many names for the same thing, maybe you could do a section on the different foods of the caribbean and what they are called on the different islands.

  112. natasha bhoolai
    August 29, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Yummy! Looks delicious! Keep the recipe’s coming!

  113. stephanie
    August 29, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    hi chris, not had oxtail in so long (littlekid) going to make this next week or even the oxtail soup yummmm 🙂

  114. Veronique Cummings
    August 29, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    Look forward to trying this, thank you

  115. Veronique Cummings
    August 29, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    I am looking forward to trying this.

  116. Imani
    August 29, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    Imani Jones

  117. Nadine Mungal-Persad
    August 29, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    Love OX Tail. Cant wait to try this out @ home

  118. Glenda Vieira
    August 29, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Great recipe

  119. Joanne
    August 29, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Looks delicious

  120. michelle
    August 29, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    Chris, All your recipes are awesome!!!

  121. LISA
    August 28, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    Hi Chris, was always afraid to cook oxtail. But I had some butter beans and decided to try it. This recipe is definitely a keeper….. thanks 🙂

  122. Kyla D.
    August 26, 2011 / 2:49 am

    I will definitely be trying this recipe. Just bought some oxtails.

  123. charmaine
    August 25, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    Thanks Chris for this recipe in showing how to use pigtail, other than in callaloo and breadfruit oil down

  124. Lisa D.
    August 25, 2011 / 10:35 am

    Wow! I think the butter beans will give it a nice touch…will be trying this recipe next! By the way….I think the browning is a must! 😉 Thanks again Chris!

  125. C. Flowers-Taylor
    August 24, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    Just found your blog through a YouTube video,thank you so much for these wonderful recipes ! This will help me pass on the food that "raised" me to my little boy:)

  126. Maureen
    August 22, 2011 / 11:32 am

    Hi Chris, keep up the great work. Hmmm I may have to cook some oxtail soon.

  127. Richard.
    August 20, 2011 / 7:12 am

    This is a great site. As a Trini by birth who moved to the US at 13 and now in UK in my 30's, I have not been as fortunate to enjoy many lovely Trini dishes, since leaving both Trinidad and my mother's home. I am now fortunate to be in London, where recently I discovered many of the markets and stores throughout London (south london) has the majority of the ingredients above.

    The receipies and instructions are simple and easy to understand. So can't wait to cook this dish. I am looking forward to cooking calalloo and mastering baking bread and sweat bread.

    Also, as my mother is getting older and not able to move around as quick as she use to, it is great to make some dishes that she enjoys. Everyone should remember by us taking care of our love ones we show the younger generation to respect, love and take care of us when we aren't as mobile.

    Thanks for taking the time to have this site available to us all.

    Take care and god bless.

  128. August 19, 2011 / 11:43 am

    This recipe looks good.I willd efinitely be trying it soon. Thanks Chris

  129. alasmyluv
    August 18, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    I love your step by step directions and the pictures are mouthwatering. Even though I am a vegetarian I enjoy learning different techniques, some that can be transfered to meat substitutes !

  130. Laura
    August 17, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Excellent recipe, delicious:D

  131. omar
    August 17, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    having a family get together this weekend i'm a suprise everyone with this dish.
    hope to win the cookbook i can impress them even more from time to time

    thanks for taking the time to post the recipes…

    greetings from amsterdam

  132. Valetine Lawrence
    August 17, 2011 / 11:00 am

    My dad is gonna flip when i serve him this for sunday dinner this week….Ilove this recipe…keep going my brother you are the best!!!!

  133. anna king
    August 17, 2011 / 10:37 am

    i love ur dishes i always share it with my family this one looks reallt delicious cant wait tom try it

  134. Swarv
    August 17, 2011 / 8:55 am


  135. Sonia
    August 17, 2011 / 8:20 am

    Great recipe. Trying it this weekend.

  136. Ruth phillips
    August 16, 2011 / 7:34 am

    I love oxtail. have never cooked butter beans though, will try it… here in trini Oxtail price is kinda high , so i cook it every now and then , but will try it very soon..

  137. danielle grady
    August 15, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    I always us ur recipes and everyone loves them. I just finished cooking ur stewed chicken. Love ya u gotta keep them coming!!!!!!

  138. cynthia
    August 15, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Your recipes and photos are really terrific. I have tried some of your recipes and just love them.
    I think it is so kind of you to share them with us.

  139. Patrina
    August 15, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    Great recipe! 🙂

  140. rose bharath
    August 15, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    I never really cooked an oxtail stew but this looks so appetizing I will definitely try it.Rose

  141. Lauren Williams
    August 15, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    I want the cook book! I want oxtail. Your recipe looks so darn tastie it makes me want to go out and get some oxtail for myself.

  142. Del
    August 15, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    oxtail !! – got to try this one !! looks good

  143. Tee
    August 15, 2011 / 8:18 am

    Great recipe! Thanks!

  144. Kechena Walker
    August 14, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    I love trying new recipes and yours give me the perfect opportunity to do so. Keep up the good work. Looking forward 2 owning that cookbook

  145. Susan
    August 14, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    You can't go wrong with this delicious dish as you can actually see the step by step process. Man I tried it and it was boss. Had everyone licking their fingers and asking for more and want a doggie bag too.

  146. juliana
    August 14, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    Just loved this receipe! Tasty and tender!

  147. cheri0521
    August 14, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    I have to say these recipes are wonderful, Thank you so much!! my husband is from Montserrat and no matter how hard I tried I just could not cook like his mother and then I found this website, and he actually loves my cooking. now, of course I will never be able to cook at good as his mom, but I'm close thanks to you ;o)

  148. peter
    August 14, 2011 / 6:52 pm

    Chis, all the steps are correct according to my dad but he would add some green seasoning to the oxtail while it is browning and a few sliced leaves of shado beni (cilantro) for extra flavor and you'll be licking your fingers when it's finished

  149. Anna K
    August 14, 2011 / 4:38 pm

    This recipe looks good.

  150. Nathalie
    August 14, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    I can't wait to try the oxtail and butter beans recipe,,,it looks delicious !!

  151. cookie
    August 14, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    I've never cooked oxtail, but whenever I'm in jamaica, I always "suck" on a few. I need to let Melvin (Endless Summer) know about this. Last month he cooked butter beans with salt fish (Hummmmm)

  152. Angela
    August 14, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Those pictures have me wanting some good Trini food. Looking forward to your cookbook.


  153. Gregory
    August 14, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Great site. I live in the Caribbean and can state with certainty that the recipes I have tried so far, Have the authentic Caribbean flavour. Keep on bringing the recipes and other ideas.

  154. trinifromafars
    August 14, 2011 / 3:01 am

    yum yum

  155. bridget
    August 13, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Ur recipes r awesome , I love everything u cook , they look soooooooooo tasty. Keep dem coming Chris.

  156. Christianne
    August 13, 2011 / 12:55 pm

    Mmm… you always know just how to make my mouth water. I can't wait to try this recipe… Cheers!

  157. Spoon
    August 13, 2011 / 12:41 pm

    Your recipes take me back home. How about a recipe for Kascado fish

  158. mervyn
    August 13, 2011 / 11:12 am

    i love and follow ur recipies

  159. Malysia
    August 13, 2011 / 9:19 am

    I will be trying this delicious looking meal today. Never had it before. Can’t wait to try it out. Love your recipes. Because of your recipes my cooking has definitely gone up a level.

  160. MrsBayne
    August 13, 2011 / 8:26 am

    I love oxtail!! I never had this growing up and was one of the first dishes I was served after meeting my husband's family. Growing up my mother had always taught me to try foods before saying I don't like them. I have to admit when I was told I was about to try oxtail … anyway … I am glad I did because it is a dish I enjoy very much.

  161. Rebecca Hamilton
    August 13, 2011 / 7:06 am

    I really love Oxtails and will most definitely try this recipe! Can't wait!

  162. gabby
    August 13, 2011 / 12:00 am

    sniff sniff eating healthy so gone on fish for awhile heelp with some fish recipes pleease seeing that oxtail recipe made me cry i used to love it but i would pre-season then brown and i loved adding a little coconut milk.

  163. Mel
    August 12, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I have never used allspice or parsley in my recipe. I will definitely be trying it your way this weekend. Keep up the great work!

  164. indrani abdool
    August 12, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I told my twin sister about your web site. She lives in the USA and is trying your recipes. She is enjoying caribbean pot cooking and eating foods that she loves.

  165. Chanell Modeste
    August 12, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    ooohhhh this turned out amazing!! keep em coming Chris!

  166. August 12, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    love this can also be used with lentil peas instead of beans.

  167. Denyse Chin
    August 12, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    Would you believe that I had my oxtail marinating in the fridge and just came to c heck my mail and saw your message…… am going to follow your recipe……I go to your site to often to try out your recipes and the instructions are so easy to follow…..thank you…..keep it up……

  168. Herwig
    August 12, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    Nice receipt I shall certainly try it out, the only receipt that I knew until now with oxtail was oxtail soup.
    Greetings from Belgium.

  169. Lisa
    August 12, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    I really love your site!

    Getting the newsletters in in inbox

    Helps me decide what to cook for dinner lol

    With my fast paced lifestyle I sometimes forget

    About the yummy Trini food! Your newsletters

    Are always There to remind me.

    By the way: were you at Toronto Pearson Airport

    Near canival time here in Canada recently ????

  170. Virginia Whyte
    August 12, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    Hi Chris, this receipe and others that you have shared are easy to follow and turns a non-cook into a chef!!! Keep the recipies coming and thank you for sharing.

  171. sheena nelson
    August 12, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    i saw the recipe and thought it was so awesome. stewed oxtail recipe had my mouth watering for some good old fashion cooking from my late grandmother. i miss those days of tasty, well seasoned dishes. im definitely gonna make this a regular. simply good tasting food man. keep it up!

  172. Brian Robichaud
    August 12, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Hi; not really a fan of oxtail but thoroughly enjoy the spicy tastes of the caribbean recipes you send out regularly. The recipes always include excellent photos to keep the cooks on track visually as well, while preparing each one. Much appreciated. Thanks

  173. lucky
    August 12, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    I love oxtail stew, in soup, I have not tried it with Lima beans before, that's on my next oxtail menu.
    Thanks Chris, hey you need to try cowsfeet stew same recipe

  174. Siri
    August 12, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    I was just thinking I haven't cooked oxtail in a long time!!!!

  175. Kechena Walkerane
    August 12, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    I love your recipes. I love trying new things and your recipes are the perfect opportunity for me to do so. Keep up the good work.

  176. julisa
    August 12, 2011 / 11:45 am

    wowww seeing the picture with the cooked oxtail, my mouth began to water. I will definitely be cooking it this weekend

  177. Rebecca Flemming
    August 12, 2011 / 10:30 am

    I'm new to your website and so haven't had a chance to try the recipes much, but I'm a big lover of home-cooked Caribbean food. I'm looking forward to winning the cookbook LOL

  178. Loraine Liverpool
    August 12, 2011 / 10:25 am

    I have the 'flu' and wanted something 'different' as I have no appetite. I followed this recipe in detail and here I am, feeling rejuvenated as I just had this stewed oxtail with butter beans on steamed rice with a green salad and feeling much better. I feel alive! I have some more for lunch time and I can't wait. Thanks a zil for another excellent recipe.

  179. Kitty
    August 12, 2011 / 10:22 am

    This oxtail recipe sounds good. I've had it once after much trepidation and discovered it was quite tasty.
    I would love to get a copy of this book. Too bad its not available through Amazon. It should be.

  180. Kisha
    August 12, 2011 / 10:15 am

    There is nothing like a good oxtail stew or soup! In my family we season and let soak over night, then brown the oxtail in burnt sugar and pressure cook in the same pot with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers and even ochroes. Just whatever is available. Yummm!!! This way also seems pretty tasty as well

  181. penny
    August 12, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Hi Chris, just love your recipes and will certainly take some time out to try out this one.

  182. Sue McMurry
    August 12, 2011 / 9:44 am

    LOVE oxtail!!!!

  183. Cate
    August 12, 2011 / 8:53 am

    Me and my family are from Wales in the United Kingdom and we love Caribbean food. Me and my husband lived in Trinidad and Tobago for a year. Your website has been great for me as I can now cook lots of our favourite dishes from our time spent there. We love getting your regular e-mails. Please keep up this site. It is brilliant!! Thanks for all your hard work!

  184. Ivory T Fields Sr
    August 12, 2011 / 8:22 am

    I had a package of oxtail just waiting for this recipe.So I used thic ricipe and it was excellent.Thank you

  185. Joy Rodney
    August 12, 2011 / 8:15 am

    Hi Chris

    I love my oxtail. Sunday dinner with rice n peas. The thing I do is season my oxtail on a Friday and let it marinate untill Sunday and then I would follow your recipe. Beleive you me it is the bomb. My family jus love it. Thanks for the other great recipes.

  186. Oldst Owns
    August 12, 2011 / 8:13 am



  187. Bevlyn
    August 12, 2011 / 8:01 am

    I remember this one well. Will make it soon!

  188. Angela Scipio
    August 12, 2011 / 8:00 am

    This recipe sounds great. Oxtail is one of my favorites….I hope my Trini hubby likes this as much as I know I will.

    August 12, 2011 / 7:48 am


  190. Islander1950
    August 12, 2011 / 7:48 am

    Love this recipe and all of them sent to my wife and I. We married on March 25, 2011 and she is from the Dominican Republic and I am Canadian. These recipes help her get through our, somewhat, bland meals. Thanks for all of this.

  191. Rod
    August 12, 2011 / 7:46 am

    I really enjoy a good oxtail stew. This one seems very inviting and I will have to try it. Thanks Chris for the tantalising recipes. Rod (South Africa)

  192. Reener
    August 12, 2011 / 7:37 am

    Hi Chris…I love your site and the oxtail is looking yummy and I cannot wait to try this recipe also…I make the banana fritters yesterday and the kids and wife just love them…thanks for such a great recipe…

  193. Judy
    August 12, 2011 / 7:37 am

    Hi Chris:

    I do track your recipes and photos and comments on Facebook. it makes my day, when everyone is talking about food, I am a foodie.


  194. Judy
    August 12, 2011 / 7:35 am

    Hi Chris:

    Just wanted to let you know that my best friends are Chinese Trinidadians and I get to try out a lot of fusion Chinese/Trini cooking. I would love to win that cook book.


  195. Judy
    August 12, 2011 / 7:33 am

    Hi Chris:

    I love caribbean cooking I am from Guyana and I love all your dishes, I would really like your and I cannot wait to try out your Oxtail receipe. We do not put Lima beans in our Oxtail stew.


  196. Sameer Ali
    August 12, 2011 / 7:27 am

    Hi, I really like your site and recipes. I am a novice in cooking and the easy step step process accompanied by pics is much appreciated.

    August 12, 2011 / 7:22 am

    i love oxtail. thanks for the recipe- a true variation for me cuz i am accustomed to oxtail in soup. Thanks Caribbean pot !

  198. kat Smith
    August 12, 2011 / 6:59 am

    hmmm…never cooked oxtail or had it to eat. thanks to all the simple step by step instructions(LOVE the pics), I dont think its gonna be that hard for me. Making this for sunday lunch. Would let you know how it comes out – fingers crossed…oh, and i was wondering what other beans I can use since im not much of a fan of Lima Beans 🙁

  199. Judith
    August 12, 2011 / 6:44 am

    Oh gosh, you know how long I haven't cooked/eaten oxtail. I see some coming up in my future. I think that after the browning and sauteeing stage I will throw everything into my crockpot and let it cook the nigt away. I hope I win the cookbood above; it looks really interesting!

  200. Ann C
    August 12, 2011 / 6:36 am

    Hi Chris
    I am also a lover of oxtail. What I usually do is pressure cook mine to cut down the cooking time then season well and let sit for 2-3 hours or better yet overnight – this way all the yummy seasonings get infused. When I am ready to cook I use some more fresh seasonings. Lima beans are my favourite as well and can also use black-eyed peas or kidney beans. Your recipe is similar to mine and as usual very mouth-watering. I enjoy all your recipes and thank you for sharing them all with us.

  201. Lalita Dean
    August 12, 2011 / 6:25 am

    I will most definitely have to try this recipe out. This looks so flavorful.

  202. Roz
    August 12, 2011 / 6:24 am

    Definitely will try ths weekend

  203. Jerry
    August 12, 2011 / 6:20 am

    I've cooked this recipe a couple of times recently but I used Tropical Sun Oxtail Seasoning powder. I just got some oxtail from the market and I look forward to trying it from scratch without "cheating".

  204. Ali J.
    August 12, 2011 / 5:34 am

    Oxtail….have to say that is one of my fav Caribbean recipes….mmmm!!!

  205. Lucille Cooper
    August 12, 2011 / 5:34 am

    Great oxtail recipe. Whenever I cook oxtail, I reach for the pressure cooker. Yes! back home in Woodbrook, in Arima, in LaBrea and in the Valley…, we do season the oxtail and let it stand for awhile before cooking. Thanks for being great in the kitchen.

  206. momena
    August 12, 2011 / 5:18 am

    I never cook this before but will definitely try insha allah

  207. Peggy
    August 12, 2011 / 5:16 am

    Thanks for all your help Chris…another great recipe to try……Have a great day!

  208. Antoinette
    August 12, 2011 / 4:35 am

    Just bought an oxtail so what an opportunity to try out another of your fantastic recipies!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

  209. sam
    August 12, 2011 / 4:32 am

    Very similar to how I prepare Oxtail too but like others I season the meat before browning and I always like a few spinners in my stew…a JA thing I guess 🙂

  210. Danielle Benjamin
    August 12, 2011 / 4:05 am

    I have never cooked or eaten oxtail. However I always go to this site everytime I am looking for a new Caribbean dish to try. I love your recipes. They have been a great help.

    August 12, 2011 / 3:09 am

    Once again, I like the way you layout the recipes. They are step by step, very simple to follow and the pictures, add a realness, and for me, the pictures serve as a guide, for instance, if trying one of your recipes, I might wonder, should this be like looking like that, then a look at the pics, shows me, how it should look.

    I truly appreciate you adding the pics, as many recipes, do not do this.

    Keep up the good work! Chris.

  212. Lesley
    August 12, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Looks amazing and cannot wait to try it. I am not a fan of the butter bean and would like to know if there is an alternative I could use rather? Thank you!

  213. Stuart cox
    August 12, 2011 / 12:03 am

    Love it !!!!

  214. SimoneHB
    August 11, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    I love oxtail, but never actually tried making it. The way it is laid out above is fantastic and so easy to follow with pictures. Thank you. Will definitely try it. Keep up the great work.

  215. Dee
    August 11, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    definitely have to try this one. looks delicious

  216. Lynn
    August 11, 2011 / 10:08 pm

    I LOVE oxtail stew! I even got my husband, who'd never heard of them before he met me, hooked on them! This recipe looks delishhh!

  217. kcar
    August 11, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    Thank u sooo much for this came out so good that I have to make it again Sunday for my family that is coming over …I always love the step by step pictures

  218. Karris Marin-McLetchie
    August 11, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    I always wondered how to cook this, thanks for the info Chris I will be trying this soon.

  219. Ingrid
    August 11, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I love Oxtail but have never cooked it myself, so I am sure going to try this one.
    It looks and sounds wonderful,
    I am from Trini but my husband is not so he is sort of wary of Oxtail, but I bet he will like this

  220. Jennifer
    August 11, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    I finished mine up about an hour ago. I didn't have butter beans but it was still great!

  221. Erica
    August 11, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    Hi from Europe ,

    I love this one… I love them all to be honest … Lost of love from Erica

  222. Debbie
    August 11, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    Getting my ingredients for stewed oxtails and butter beans with peas and rice for Sunday dinner. Super H mart here I come, again.

  223. Joanne
    August 11, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    I love oxtails and looking at the pictures made my mouth watery that I decided that I will be cooking oxtails tomorrow for dinner.

  224. Paddy
    August 11, 2011 / 8:31 pm

    I've never had oxtail, but this sounds so yummy I wll definitely gve it a try. I don't care fo Lima beans, so am considering substituting pigeon peas.

  225. rick ford
    August 11, 2011 / 8:30 pm

    i really do have to try this recipe oxtail is always good

  226. Mary
    August 11, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I just love caribbean food. Chris do you have a jamaician style stew chicken recipe? It's my all time favorite. I can't wait to try your most recent roast pork recipe.

  227. zenny mohammed
    August 11, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    I never liked oxtail although it was loved by my entire family. This recipe looks soooo delicious…im definitely going to try it

  228. Melisa
    August 11, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    Now I'm hungry at just looking at this page….I better start cooking.

  229. August 11, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    this looks so delicious. i don't eat meat anymore (only fish) but i remember my gran used to cook mouth-watering ox-tails and stringbeans. they were so good. the house used to smell like curry and accent and i knew she was cooking some comfort food. thanks for bringing back memories of carefree days.

    August 11, 2011 / 8:15 pm


  231. Karisha
    August 11, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    I have not had oxtail like this. In soups only, the pics look mouth watering. I am surely willing to try this recipe very soon. Please enter me in the cookbook contest. Thank you and keep the recipes coming.

  232. rosa
    August 11, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    i have tired many of your recipes i love them all your step by step methods help me so much i have even taught my daughter some of your recipes

  233. Charlene Ramsey
    August 11, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    Thank you so much for this site, I love my West Indian food (Trini style) but never knew the right way to make them and now when I want to try something the instructions are only a click away and I am also sharing the site with my other cooking challenged friends. Thank you again.

  234. Ichelle
    August 11, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    Well Chris you’ve done it again!

    ….Got me tryin 2 figure out how I can make this vegetarian because I can’t eat that meat but the dish looks delish!

    Keep it coming, I know we all appreciluv your faithfulness to this site!

  235. Nattya
    August 11, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    I don't really like oxtail or butter beans but I know someone who does so i will email this recipe to them. Wonderful as usual Chris!

  236. Patrice C
    August 11, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    My family thanks you for your recipes. They truly make a difference in our lives. We love food and your creativity kills the boredom in everyday recipes. Thanks again.

  237. Patrice C
    August 11, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    I look forward to receiving news of your recipes in my inbox. Would love to win that cookbook.

  238. Lynda Lambert
    August 11, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    Love the beans .. But not the oxtail.. Lol

  239. elaine
    August 11, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    ox tails is going to be on my shopng list this weekend for sure

  240. Linda Pachal
    August 11, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    Cooked this the other night, took 3 hours. Wondered about adding some carrots but didn't know if that was a traditional thing or not so I didn't. After seeing your picture of oxtail though, I will definitely add them next time! Yummmy.

  241. Doug Irvine
    August 11, 2011 / 7:37 pm

    Well Chris, I have not tried the Ox Tail yet! Good luck finding them, at least here in Nanaimo! However when I do, I will certainly give that recipe a go!
    old Doug in BC

  242. Lisa H
    August 11, 2011 / 7:29 pm

    The recipe is close to how I cook Oxtail. I do season the oxtails before I brown them in the oil. And I always use a little browning, like GravyMaster or whatever is available, to give it a carmel color & some flavor, even in my stewed beef & stewed chicken. Learned that from my Trinidian friend’s mother & aunts.

    Love the pictures in the step by step process.

  243. Peace Freedom
    August 11, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Ahya yi! I can eat the picture alone. It looks delicious and I love oxtails!

  244. Christine
    August 11, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Thank you Chris for your "OH ! SO YUMMY " recipies. My husband (now deceased) was from Trinidad, and made great oxtail stew. I just have to go get me some oxtail and cook up a storm…

  245. Rhonda Sargeant
    August 11, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    As a Trini, I know we season everything, so how come u didnt season the oxtail before u cook it? I do like the addition of the vegetables, makes it a very healthy dish..But i will season my oxtail as i usually do, before trying it..

  246. karen
    August 11, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    I love this recipe! Looks so good!

  247. Kerry Shanahan
    August 11, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    How is it that ingredients so simple can be made so delicious? I think it is the alchemy that is caribbean cooking! When I am full and just finished eating your recipes and pictures make me hungry all over again. Thank you.

  248. Renee
    August 11, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    It was because this recipe & all your other awesome recipes Chris that I have learnt how to cook Caribbean dishes for the first time. I married a Caribbean man a few months ago & wanted to be able to make him feel comfortable & not stray to far from his homeland & his mom's cooking. I love how your recipes are indepth & easy to follow. keep them coming.

  249. Richard
    August 11, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    never had oxtail with butter beans but will try it the next time.Love oxtail soup!!

  250. PositiveTrini
    August 11, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    My mouth is watering! Will definitely be making this one. Thanks for sharing such fabulous recipes 🙂

  251. GrannyLee
    August 11, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    Hi Chris, now that my kids have gone on their own, I can start cooking caribbean food for my husband and I…this recipe book will be greatly appreciated.

  252. Jennifer
    August 11, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    I just love Oxtail A great recipe

    • Celya Lister
      August 12, 2011 / 1:10 am

      This is a great recipe for my favorite dish so I am going to make it ASAP and I hope that I win the cookbook which will be the cherry on the icing.Keep up the good work!

  253. Zee
    August 11, 2011 / 7:01 pm

    Never cooked oxtail before….. but I have to try this receipe. Thanks!

    • englyshgyrl
      August 11, 2011 / 7:34 pm

      cook some oxtail asap you will love them have napkins close by

  254. Nickus Smith
    August 11, 2011 / 7:01 pm

    Good day. This recipe looks very scrumptuious. I will definitely head to the supermarket right now to get all the ingredients. I can taste the ox in my mouth already. This will be the perfect surprise for my wife.

  255. stella shaw
    August 11, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    I love your postings, and I love your new project too!

  256. Carolyn Riley
    August 11, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    My brothers are lovers of oxtail but I never tried it this way…..Since this weekend is my birthday and I am having my family over I will be trying this recipe for Sunday dinner…Thank you for sharing

    • Ichelle
      August 11, 2011 / 7:56 pm

      Happy Birthday Leo! Mine is this weekend too 😉

      Have a great one Carolyn!

  257. Angie
    August 11, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Sounds like a man-catching recipe. Gonna master it! LOL Thanks so much!

    • jumbieg
      August 11, 2011 / 7:04 pm

      you had me laughing here oui!

    • Hatsu
      August 11, 2011 / 7:29 pm

      There is no such thing as a "man catching recipe".

  258. maxine
    August 11, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much Chris for this recipe. It is simmering now on my stove. The moment you said you were posting the recipe, i took a quick trip to the market. It is smelling so good in here. I made two pots. One is going to work tomorrow for my friends and one is for my family. I'm going to check out the other oxtail recipe as well. Thanks again! You are awesome!

  259. Laura Oliver
    August 11, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Its midnight where I am; this recipe sounds and looks so good, it made me hungry at this time of the night! Oxtails's on the shopping list for tomorrow.
    Thank you Chris, for sharing with us. Looking forward to more new recipes!

  260. ENGLISH J
    August 11, 2011 / 6:14 pm


  261. Lisa McLaren
    August 11, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    Thank u for this one….I'll let you know how it comes out on Sunday!

  262. Trini Jumoke
    August 11, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    Great job….Love the Recipes and Love the step by Step process on the picture very helpful thank you ….

    • englyshgyrl
      August 11, 2011 / 7:32 pm

      i agree i thought before this recipe my oxtails where good but omg

    • Kathy
      August 29, 2011 / 2:16 pm

      I agree the recipes are always great, easy to follow and very interesting. I have tried many.

  263. Adailia
    August 11, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    Based on your recipe here u didnt season the oxtail before browning it. Does that mean the actual meat will not be properly seasoned, although the actual 'gravy' is seasoned? >>> fyi thts a comment.I'm awaiting my cookbook 🙂

    • englyshgyrl
      August 11, 2011 / 7:31 pm

      i just followed recipe oh oh man i though i was in heaven took some to work for the guys now they wont more hmmmm may be

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