Oxtail Vegetable Soup

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December 20, 2018

Oxtail Vegetable Soup in bowlThis is a nice hearty soup especially for cold nights! Can be served over a side of rice or French bread. Requires little prep time and cooks easily in an instant pot.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 3-4 people


  • 3-4 pieces oxtail
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 3" piece ginger
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 Five Star anise
  • 2 boiled eggs (this was from a leftover)
  • 2.5 Tbsp fish sauce
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 bunch bok choy
  • Dash of dried basil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green onion


  1. Wash and prep vegetables. Chop vegetables into your desired size.
  2. Add olive oil and press sauté on your instapot. Sauté oxtail for a few minutes until lightly browned then turn off.
  3. browning oxtail
  4. Pour beef broth in. Make sure your broth covers your meat.
  5. adding broth to oxtail

  6. Add in all your vegetables (carrots, bok choy, carrots, green onion, onion) and seasoning ingredients (fish sauce, sugar, salt, cinnamon, five star anise, cinnamon, basil).
  7. Oxtail Vegetable Soup
    adding vegetables
  8. Allow to cook on meat/stew for 45 minutes. Once 45 minutes is completed allow 20 minutes for natural release.

*The egg is optional, it was from leftover the other night.

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January 13, 20190 found this helpful

You didn't say how much cinnamon, lemongrass, and anise. Could you clear that up for me?

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January 13, 20190 found this helpful

Hello , it is all in the ingredients. :)

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

It's a 3 inch piece of ginger, 1 lemongrass stalk and 1 cinnamon stick. I tried to clarify the ingredients in the recipe to make it more clear.


Good luck, it sounds delicious.

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