Ox Tails

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jontiffs2005, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. I found these ox tails at sams I was just wondering if anybody knows how long to cook them
  2. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    what method?
    They are pretty fatty and have a lot of connective tissue but the meat is sweet. Good for braise
  3. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oxtails sounds good. Let us know how they turn out. Not sure of internal temp,,,someone will be along shortly and drop some advice...Post some pics if you do smoke them...
  4. I figured i would put them on for a snack when i smoke my brisket so like at a tempt of 215 250. i have never had them or cooked them before just need some ideas [​IMG]
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oxtails are awesome, but not sure I would smoke them, although there is no reason you can't.

    It's just that they lend themselves to braising as SCUBADOO97 said, and should be used in stews and such, since there is little meat on them.

    Smoking them for a bit would add flavor, then you can transfer them to a recipe where they are braised.

    Just be aware they are tough, boney and fatty. The bone, marrow and tissue is what makes them perfect for long, liquid cooking.

    Seems like a pointless excercise to smoke them, but that is merely my opionion. They are excellent dredged in flour, browned in oil and put to the "braise"

    If you do smoke them, please let us know how they turned out. You might have another fantastic idea!
  6. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Ox tails? Man, I haven't had that in over 40 years. My folks were from Germany, and Mom used to make Ox tail soup once in awhile. I need to dig up a recipe and make that this winter.

    Wonder if the soup, or the expression on my families face will be better. I'll give you an advace Q-view of my families reaction: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  7. i am going to try to smoke just to see what they are like going to use a basic rub ill try to post some pics later on tonight or tommorow
  8. some very nice looken bbq Cajunsmoke13 where are u at Ill be over in a sec[​IMG]
  9. ok i and my kids tried the ox tails they were very good something different to snack on smoked at 250 for 4 1/2 hours.

    Worked up a good appetit on the slip and slide. Yes i did try it was very fun LOL
  10. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking Q. Nice job
  11. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks like you got the slices from the "large" end. I have used the cuts from the thinner fly swatter end for stews. They have tons of flavor and make a rich stock. Glad to hear they can be smoked.
    Looks good
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang you got some thick, meaty ox-tails, good for you. They look great![​IMG]

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