Don’t let the name scare you; Oxtails are some serious Soul Food that’s guaranteed to excite your taste buds! And we have just the right recipe to test this out!

You Will Need

  • 4-5lbs Beef Oxtails (6-8 pieces)
  • ¼ cup Killer Hogs Hot Rub
  • 1 cup Long Grain Rice
  • Braising sauce (Recipe below)
  • Iron Pot
  • Aluminum Foil

Braising Sauce

  • 3 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Red Wine
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Diced Onion
  • 1/2 cup Diced Carrot
  • 1/2 cup Diced Celery
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, celery, & carrots, saute. Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire, Balsamic Vinegar, and Red Wine. Reduce cook the alcohol off the wine. Finally add Beef Broth, stir and cook for about 10 minutes.


First, remove any excess fat from the outside of each piece of oxtail and season with a good dose of your favorite BBQ seasoning. Let it rest for a couple of minutes.

While having the oxtail hang out, prepare the cooker. You can any kind of Smoker for this recipe. Fire it up and bring the temp to 275 degrees.

Place the oxtails on the grate and put the lid back on.

After 1 1/2 hour check it and flip it over to cook evenly on both sides for another 30 minutes. Then take it out the smoker.

Using an iron pot, pour in the braising liquid, then set the pieces of oxtail down the braising liquid. Pour down the remaining braising liquid on top of the oxtails. Cover the pot with aluminum foil to trap all the steam in there. Put it back in the smoker, check it every hour.

After 2 1/2 hour it should all be tender. Once its all tender, remove the pot from the smoker. Get the oxtails out from the braising liquid, put it in a platter. Cover the platter with aluminum foil to rest for couple of minutes.

Strain the braising liquid to use as the sauce.

Place the oxtails on top of the rice in a platter. Put the sauce over the top. Garnish with slice green onions. This will definitely put a smile on your face.

Smoked Oxtails