Last updated July 18, 2018
Oxtails aren’t just for stews anymore. You can barbecue them for a juicy, beefy dinner alternative.
- 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
- 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.