Michael's Favorite Oxtails with Buttered Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 4 hr
  • Yield: 2 servings
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2 whole oxtails, sliced in 2-inch pieces

House Seasoning, recipe follows

Several dashes soy sauce

2 large yellow onions, sliced into half-moons

3 to 4 bay leaves

Buttered Rice:

2 cups uncooked rice

4 cups water

1 stick butter

Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Trim fat from oxtails. In a broiling pan, toss oxtails with House Seasoning and soy sauce. Top with onions and bay leaves. Add water to fill pan 1/4 of the way to the top. Cover pan with foil and bake until oxtails are tender, about 2 1/2 to 4 hours. Remove foil cover from meat and brown in oven for an additional 5 to 8 minutes. Prepare rice according to package directions, adding butter and salt, to taste. Serve rice alongside ox tails.

House Seasoning:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. 1 cup salt
  2. 1/4 cup black pepper
  3. 1/4 cup garlic powder
  4. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
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