Boneless Oxtail Braised in Guinness Recipe



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5-6 pounds oxtail, cut into 12-16 pieces total
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 bottle Guinness stout
  • 1 cup good-quality chopped or puréed canned Italian San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper


Oxtail is traditionally cooked in red wine, but Guinness stout makes a good substitute.

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Adapted from “The Country Cooking of Ireland” by Colman Andrews. 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter with the oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or flameproof casserole with a lid. Brown the oxtails on both sides, working in batches if necessary. As oxtails brown, remove from Dutch oven and set aside.

Reduce heat to medium and put onions and carrots into the Dutch oven, adding more oil if necessary. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10-12 minutes or until onions and carrots soften and begin the brown. Sprinkle flour over them and stir in well, then add Guinness and tomatoes and enough water to just cover all the ingredients, stirring everything together well.

Add the bay leaves to oxtails and season to taste with salt and pepper, then cover the Dutch oven tightly and cook for 4 hours, stirring contents about every 45 minutes.

Remove oxtails from the liquid and spread out on a baking sheet to cool. When cool enough to handle, pull meat from bones with your fingers or a knife and fork, saving bones for stock. (If using your fingers, be very careful: bones can be sharp.)

Return the meat to Dutch oven or casserole dish and mix it in well. Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes to heat through. Liquid should be thick and dark. If it’s still too thin, simmer, uncovered, over low heat, stirring frequently, for 20–30 minutes, or until it thickens.


Calories per serving:

1,754 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb

Daily value:



  • Fat 515g 793%
  • Carbs 73g 24%
  • Saturated 213g 1,066%
  • Fiber 12g 50%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Monounsaturated 218g
  • Polyunsaturated 23g
  • Protein 474g 947%
  • Cholesterol 1,769mg 590%
  • Sodium 4,635mg 193%
  • Calcium 355mg 36%
  • Magnesium 576mg 144%
  • Potassium 9,158mg 262%
  • Iron 50mg 277%
  • Zinc 94mg 628%
  • Phosphorus 4,658mg 665%
  • Vitamin A 1,526µg 170%
  • Vitamin C 64mg 106%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 172%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 253%
  • Niacin (B3) 85mg 426%
  • Vitamin B6 11mg 531%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 291µg 73%
  • Vitamin B12 73µg 1,221%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin K 58µg 72%
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