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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecued, oxtails, smoked
Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 17 hours
Total Time: 1 day 5 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 777 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
Oxtails aren’t just for stews anymore. You can barbecue them for a juicy, beefy dinner alternative.
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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

  1. Place the oxtails in a large bowl. Rub with mustard.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Then, rub all over the meat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. 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.

  4. 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 Facts
Barbecued Oxtails
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 332mg111%
Sodium 1094mg48%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 93g186%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 12.2mg68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.