How Long to Boil Oxtail
It takes at least 3 hours to boil oxtail, so plan your cooking timetable accordingly! Oxtails are a juicy and fatty piece of meat that are popular in soups and stews as well as regional African dishes. If you're going to boil yours in a stew or soup, it's not a bad idea to brown the oxtail in a Dutch oven first to add flavor; if you're just boiling it in water for later use, it can go directly into the pot. Then, let it cook for about 3 hours or until it's tender. This cut of meat can also benefit from a slow simmer. If you choose that option, you may need to cook it for up to 6 hours, adding more liquid as it cooks.