Instant Pot Oxtail

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Super easy to make fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy Instant Pot Oxtail! You’ll fall in love with the buttery rich beefy flavors paired with the satisfying gelatin-rich & tender beef. Comforting & delicious Instant Pot meal!

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After numerous requests from readers, we’ve been eager to test & develop a recipe for cooking oxtails in Instant Pot!

Oxtails are often slow-cooked or braised for hours to achieve that melty rich fall-off-the-bone beefy satisfaction. So this is where our Instant Pot shines!

To celebrate the end of another school year, we invited some of our international students over for a homecooked dinner.

As we were designing the menu & planning for the meal, we thought, hey! oxtail would be great to pamper our lovely guests!

And they loved it! 🙂

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The best part of using Instant Pot to cook oxtail?

  • Deliciously fall-off-the-bone tender, rich, juicy, & flavorful beef
  • Saves time
  • Hands-off cooking – no need to tend the pot
  • No need to heat up the oven (saves electricity!)

ohhh yeessss, please!! 😀

Time to make Fall-off-the-bone Juicy Instant Pot Oxtails!

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Instant Pot Oxtail

Super easy to make fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy Instant Pot Oxtail! Fall in love with the buttery rich beefy flavors paired with the satisfying gelatin-rich & tender pressure cooker oxtails. Comforting & delicious!
5 from 18 votes
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Total: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 765kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown Oxtail in Instant Pot: Heat up Instant Pot using "Sauté More" function. Wait until it says "HOT" (~8 mins) - this prevents the oxtail from sticking to the pot.
    Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot. Season one side generously with salt & black pepper. Add in the larger pieces of oxtails, then brown each side for 5 mins. While one side is browning, season the other side with more salt & black pepper.
    *Pro Tip: We are just browning the larger pieces to save time.
  • Saute Onion & Garlic: Set aside the browned oxtails. Add in sliced onions, then saute for 2 mins. Add in 3 tbsp (49g) tomato paste, 2 bay leaves, a pinch of dried oregano and dried thyme. Saute for another 3 mins. Add in chopped garlic cloves, then saute for another minute.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour 1 cup (250ml) unsalted stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.
  • Pressure Cook Oxtails: Add ¼ cup (63ml) balsamic vinegar, 1.5 tbsp (22.5ml) regular soy sauce, and 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce in Instant Pot. Carefully add browned oxtails in Instant Pot. Ensure they are partially submerged in the liquid. Then, layer the carrots and potatoes on top.
    With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 40 minutes + Natural Release 20 minutes.
    After 20 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position. When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.
  • Thicken & Seasonings: The Instant Pot Oxtail will be fall-off-the-bone tender, so carefully set aside the oxtail and half of the carrots. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Break down the potatoes and the other half of the carrots to thicken the sauce. Taste and season with more salt & black pepper if necessary (we added 2 large pinches of salt). Turn off the heat.
  • Serve Instant Pot Oxtail: Carefully place the oxtails back in the sauce to keep them hot.
    *Pro Tip: The oxtails will taste even better after sitting in the sauce for 10 - 15 mins. The oxtails will be good enough to serve immediately or you can serve it the next day to allow the flavors to really come together! Enjoy~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 85g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 291mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8303IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 12mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot beef recipes, instant pot oxtail, instant pot recipes, instapot oxtail, pressure cooker oxtail, pressure cooker recipes
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Instant Pot Oxtail Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

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Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Oxtails.

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1

Brown Oxtail in Instant Pot


Heat up Instant Pot using “Sauté More” function.

*Tip: For older versions – press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer versions – press “Saute” button twice.

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Wait until it says “HOT” (takes roughly 8 minutes). This prevents the oxtail from sticking to the pot.

Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot.

Season one side generously with salt & black pepper.

Add in the larger pieces of oxtails, then brown each side for 5 minutes.

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While one side is browning, season the other side with more salt & black pepper.

*Pro Tip: We are just browning the larger pieces of oxtails to save time from browning a second batch.

2

Saute Onion & Garlic


Set aside the browned oxtails.

Add in sliced onions, then saute for two minutes.

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Add in 3 tbsp (49g) tomato paste, 2 bay leaves, a pinch of dried oregano and dried thyme. Saute for another 3 minutes.

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Add in chopped garlic cloves, then saute for another minute.

3

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour 1 cup (250ml) unsalted stock in Instant Pot, then deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

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Give it a quick mix.

4

Pressure Cook Oxtails


Add ¼ cup (63ml) balsamic vinegar, 1.5 tbsp (22.5ml) regular soy sauce, and 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce in Instant Pot.

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Carefully add browned oxtails in Instant Pot. Make sure they are partially submerged in the liquid.

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Then, layer the carrots and potatoes on top.

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With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

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  • Pressure Cooking Methods: High Pressure 40 minutes + Natural Release 20 minutes

After 20 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.

When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

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5

Thicken & Seasonings


The Instant Pot Oxtail will be fall-off-the-bone tender, so carefully set aside the oxtail and half of the carrots. Yes, the carrots will be soft as well. 🙂

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Bring the sauce to a simmer. Break down the potatoes and the other half of the carrots to thicken the sauce.

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Taste and season with more salt & black pepper if necessary. For reference, we added 2 large pinches of salt.

Turn off the heat.

6

Serve Instant Pot Oxtail


Carefully place the oxtails back in the sauce to keep them hot.

*Pro Tip: The oxtails will taste even better after sitting in the sauce for 10 – 15 minutes.

The oxtails will be good enough to serve immediately or you can serve it the next day to allow the flavor to really come together!

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Enjoy your Fall-off-the-bone Juicy Instant Pot Oxtail!~ 🙂


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Winnie

Very good recipe! The flavor was deep and delicious, tasted even better the next day. Mine wasn’t quite falling off the bone, I think I’ll try to leave it in a minute longer or so next time. Thank you!5 stars

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Ileana Navarette

This was delicious! Nothing changed and everyone ate it!

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Stephanie

Do I need to make any changes to the cook time if I halve the recipe? Can I make this recipe without potatoes?

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John

Just to confirm: It’s 765 calories per serving?

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Chuck

Absolutely delicious! Thank you for this awesome recipe!5 stars

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Sophie

Thank you for creating an easy yet delicious recipe! This was my first time cooking oxtail and it was perfectly savory for cooler autumn weather. Your recipes open my eyes to the potentials of my instant pot! ❤️5 stars

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Jacqueline

Another hit! Thanks for this recipe, very delicious.5 stars

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Joce

Just tried it yesterday and everyone in my family absolutely loves it!!!5 stars

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Angela

This dish came out amazing. I’ve made it twice so far and each time it got rave reviews from the family! I made this in my Ninja Foodi pot. It works just like the Instant Pot, so no need for tweaking the recipe. I highly recommend this dish!5 stars

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Reginia Sam

Thank you soooo much for this oxtail recipe. My husband loves oxtail and the one restaurant in our area doesn’t always have it. Luckily I found this recipe and it’s easy to make. I also love the video and the step by step instructions. Great job, thanks. Instant Pot Duo Plus5 stars

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Reginia Sam

Tasted great5 stars

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