Last Updated July 18, 2018

Oxtails aren’t just for stews anymore. You can barbecue them for a juicy, beefy dinner alternative.

sheetpan with smoked oxtails on it with tongs to left

sheetpan with smoked oxtails on it with tongs to left

Barbecued Oxtails

Oxtails aren’t just for stews anymore. You can barbecue them for a juicy, beefy dinner alternative.
4.27 from 38 votes
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 17 hours
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

  • 4 lbs oxtails
  • 1/4 cup Saucy Mama Backyard Brat Mustard
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Place the oxtails in a large bowl. Rub with mustard.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Then, rub all over the meat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Heat the barbecue to 250Fdegrees. Smoke with apple, cherry and/or hickory chips over indirect heat for 2 hours. Combine the apple juice and vinegar in a spray bottle. Open the smoker and spray the meat.
  • Continue cooking for 2-3 more hours, until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 180F degrees. Spray liberally with the apple mixture. Remove from the smoker and let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 777kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 93gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 332mgSodium: 1094mgPotassium: 24mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 12.2mg
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