It has been quite chilly here the past few days. So chilly that a pot of soup was in order. I love this soup. I remember having it at a friend’s house for dinner when I was 10 years old. And in my early 20’s, I learned this recipe from Kimi. I remember one time I made this soup and E added a dried bay leaf to it —it threw this entire soup off and not in a good way. Suffice it to say it went into the trash. If you want to alter this soup in any way —please do not add a bay leaf in here. The flavor of this soup comes from the oxtail and the veggies. There’s no need for any herbs or spices. Bottoms up!
- 1 pound of oxtail, fat trimmed
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 6-8 cups of water (approximate, you can add more or less depending on how many oxtails you have in the pot or how beefy you like your soup)
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut about 2″ thick on an angle
- salt and pepper to season
- scallions, finely chopped for garnish
In a medium size pot, parboil your oxtail for about 8-10 minutes to remove any blood. This usually results in a clearer broth. Dump the water out and rinse the oxtail. You can do this ahead of time and store this in a Ziploc bag in your freezer. Whenever you want to make soup, you can skip this step.
In a 4 quart pot over medium high heat, add onions, garlic, tomatoes and oil. Cook until onions and tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes. You should see a slight redness in color on the onions from the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Add water, oxtail and carrots. Let the pot come to a boil and then turn down the heat to low. Simmer for about 3-4 hours or until oxtail meat pulls slightly away from the bone. Check for seasoning before serving. Garnish soup with scallions.
20 thoughts on “Oxtail Soup”
I used to get the canned stuff as a kid and hated it. Yours looks great though 🙂
i’ve never had ox tail soup…but this looks amazing..cant wait to see if my grocery has some oxtails..looks simply delicious…sarah
Thanks Sarah! It’s one of my favorite soups. 🙂
This one is on my list. Looks delicious.
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I used to make oxtail stew, I never had oxtail soup, but I can imagine that it’s delicious!
Thanks! It was delicious! I love the flavor the oxtail gives in the soup. 🙂
Definitely the next dish I will make on a snow day! Look awesome!!!
Thank you! 🙂
We eat this sometimes in South Korea too. It’s really nice to have something to warm you up when the nights are getting chilly. 🙂
I agree! I love to curl up on the couch with a bowl of soup on those chilly nights. 🙂
This is definitely getting pinned 🙂 mmm looks super delicious!!!
Thank you! I love this soup –always my go-to whenever it’s cold. 🙂
I don’t like soup all that much, but when I’m feeling under the weather, or if it’s just cold and wet outside, soup *does* feel good. Mmmm mmmm good…
Yes, Mmmmm good indeed! Especially with this Oxtail Soup! 🙂
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I imagine this to be wonderfully comforting on a cold night! Thank for sharing your recipe.