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Zimbabwean Oxtail Stew


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 3:00 h
  • Ready In : 3:15 h

Oxtail stew, a Zimbabwean favourite.


  • 2kg oxtail, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 white onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 large red tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1tbsp Royco Usavi or Bisto
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 5 cups water
  • fresh parsley (optional garnish)


Step 1

Put the oxtail in the pot, add salt, water, black pepper, garlic, and 1 onion.

Step 2

On high heat let the oxtail boil meat boil for 20minutes, then drain the broth.

Step 3

Lower the heat to medium. Add the oil and curry to the oxtail and brown it.

Step 4

Add the other onion as it browns, add the tomatoes and the green pepper

Step 5

Keep turning the meat so that the tomatoes get fully cooked (make them soft) and also so as to avoid burning the meat.

Step 6

Add the broth that you drained and let it simmer for 2-3hrs on medium heat or until the oxtail is soft

Step 7

Turn off heat and let sit for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with the fresh parsley if desired.

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