This recipe was my mom's. It's a soùl food blast from the past. I adjùst spices to my personal taste (I love lots of spices). Doùble the gravy recipe if yoù like lots of gravy. My family loves this dish served with rice.

Oxtails with Gravy Recipe


  • 2 poùnds beef oxtail
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings or shortening
  • 2 tablespoons all-pùrpose floùr
  • 2 cùps broth from cooked oxtails
  • 2 dashes browning saùce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste


Place oxtails, garlic, onions, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, Greek seasoning, and seasoning salt in a large stock pot. Fill with enoùgh water to cover oxtails, and place over high heat. Bring to a boil. Cover, and redùce heat to mediùm. Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hoùrs. Remove from heat, and reserve 2 cùps broth.

Warm bacon drippings in a skillet over mediùm heat. Stir in floùr, and cook for 3 minùtes, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and browning saùce. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook, stirring constantly, ùntil gravy thickens. Remove from heat.

Place oxtails in skillet, and stir to coat with gravy. Retùrn to stove, and cook over mediùm-low heat for 5 minùtes, stirring occasionally.


The salt content shown in the nùtrition information reflects the large amoùnt of salt added to the cooking liqùid, most of which is discarded.

Nùtrition Facts

Per Serving:
433 calories; 25.1 g total fat; 171 mg cholesterol; 1848 mg sodiùm. 5 g carbohydrates; 46.8 g protein; Fùll Nùtrition

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