Oxtail is a popular delicacy that is cut from a cow’s tail. It is a gelatin rich cut due to the connective tissue within the tail of cows. You will most often find it sliced into thick chunks.

Due to its connective tissue makeup, oxtail needs to slow cooked, either braised or roasted. When cooked low and slow in such ways, the meat will literally fall off of the bone. This extremely tender and flavorful final product is what makes the cut such a delicacy. It is commonly used in dishes of many countries throughout the world, such as Jamaica.

You can find it located in our Exotic Meats freezer in the back of the store!

Nutritional Facts

Oxtail provides important health benefits that you may not be aware of. Let’s learn together!

  • Loaded with collagen – a vital protein for growth and repair in our bodies
    • Also very high in basic protein
  • High in fat – making it a great energy source
  • High in calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus levels – helping to build and strengthen bones

How Can You Use It in Meals?

As mentioned, this cut is delicious when slow cooked in a large variety of cuisines. If you ever want to learn more about it and how to use it in your home cooking, stop by to talk to our beloved butcher Carl. Carl has extensive knowledge over our meats, and in particular is a HUGE fan of all things oxtail!