Instant Pot Oxtail Soup Recipe

Published on Oct 15, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

4 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 4
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Today I am sharing the very best Instant Pot Oxtail Soup, also known as hearty, wholesome soup. Tender falling off the bones beef, herbs and spices, potatoes, celery, onions and carrots cooked in the most flavourful broth.

The incredibly tasty Oxtail Soup broth has a kick of balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. This rich soup is the perfect bowl of rich broth filled with veggies and tender beef. I call this beefy soup a meal in a bowl for soup weather.

oxtail soup, in a bowl

Health Benefits of Oxtail Soup

Now that we know how delicious Oxtail Soup is, let’s explore its health benefits. Oxtails are rich in gelatin and collagen, both of which are important for maintaining healthy joints and tendons.

Collagen and Joint Health

As our body ages, collagen production decreases. This reduction affects our joints, making them stiff, and we start noticing wrinkles and sagging skin. Collagen is essential for skin renewal and repair, helping to maintain a youthful appearance.


As per Livestrong Oxtails are a good source of essential minerals such as calcium, iron, selenium, and phosphorus. They are also high in protein, with one serving providing approximately 30 grams.

Boosting Nutritional Value with Vegetables

Adding vegetables to Oxtail Soup not only enhances its flavor but also ensures you are getting a healthy, hearty bowl of nutritious soup. Vegetables contribute additional vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making the soup a balanced meal.

oxtails on a plate

Benefits of Using an Instant Pot for Oxtail Soup

Reduced Cooking Time

The most obvious benefit is the reduced cooking time. Cooking oxtails on the stove typically takes about three hours. However, using an Instant Pot allows you to enjoy delicious Oxtail Soup in about an hour.

Convenience and Safety

Another advantage of the Instant Pot is the convenience it offers. You can walk away without worrying about the soup boiling over or burning. This hands-off approach makes the cooking process much easier and stress-free.

Enhanced Flavor

When I make Oxtail Soup, I start it in the morning and keep it warm in the Instant Pot until dinner. This extended warming time allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in an even more flavorful soup.

Nutrient Retention and Energy Efficiency

Lastly, using an Instant Pot helps retain more nutrients compared to traditional stovetop cooking. Additionally, it reduces energy consumption, making it a more efficient and eco-friendly cooking method

carrots celery herbs oxtails in an instant pot

Serving Suggestions

This hearty, delicious soup goes exceptionally well with Gluten-Free Garlic Cheese Monkey Bread or a freshly made Gluten-Free Cheese and Garlic Flatbread. Nothing beats a freshly made bread with Oxtail Soup. Or, you may want to add delicious Gluten-Free Butter Rolls. No matter how you serve the Oxtail Soup, you will love it.

oxtail soup in a bowl with herbs on a tray with a spoon

If you are thinking of purchasing an Instant Pot, I love and have this Instant Pot version, it has all the features you will need, from making soups to making yogurts and desserts.

cooked oxtail on a spoon with a bowl of oxtail soup

Recipe Review

In this Oxtail Soup recipe the cooking time was reduced to just an hour, and the hands-off approach meant I didn’t have to worry about the soup boiling over or burning. The result was incredibly flavorful, especially after keeping it warm until dinner. Plus, the Instant Pot helped retain more nutrients and was more energy-efficient than stovetop cooking. 

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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Keith Anthony

In the process of making this now. I didn't have Worcestershire sauce so created my own oyster sauce blend. Will report back later...


Hi Michelle, excellent question. Unfortunately, if you are referring to the spices they are not all GF (gluten free) here is detailed information why not ->

Michelle Anstadt

What do you mean when you say GF, surely you don’t mean gluten-free because all of those things are obviously gluten-free so I’m wondering what it really means before I try to make this recipe. I’d like to know please and thank you.


add as per recipe 3 cups Kathy, or, to desired consistency.


How much water or broth


Sorry about that, the veggies go in at the same time as the tomatoes. I have revised the instructions. Thank you for letting me know!


Just a question in the recipe you do not mention when you add the veggies and the potatoes?

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