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Zimbabwean Oxtail Stew

Zimbabwean Oxtail Stew

Oxtail stew, a Zimbabwean favourite.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 lbs Oxtail Cut into 1 1/2
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 White Onions Finely chopped
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 2 Large Red Tomatoes Finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Royco Usavi or Bisto
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 5 Cups Water
  • Fresh Parsley (optional garnish)


  • Put the oxtail in the pot, add salt, water, black pepper, garlic, and 1 onion.
  • On high heat let the oxtail boil meat boil for 20 minutes, then drain the broth.
  • Lower the heat to medium,
  • Add the oil and curry to the oxtail and brown it.
  • Add the other onion as it browns, add the tomatoes and the green pepper
  • Keep turning the meat so that the tomatoes get fully cooked (make them soft) and also so as to avoid burning the meat.
  • Add the broth that you drained and let it simmer for 2-3hrs on medium heat or until the oxtail is soft
  • Lindy's Oxtail Stew
    Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with the fresh parsley if desired.
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