Instant Pot Oxtail Soup Recipe

Published on Oct 15, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

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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 cold weather 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 cold weather 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


oxtails are well known for their health benefits

Now that we know how delicious the Oxtail Soup is, we also know that there are some health benefits to eating oxtails. Oxtails are rich in gelatin and collagen. Both are important to keep our joints and tendons healthy.

As our body ages, we produce less collagen. This affects our joints, which start becoming stiff. We also start noticing wrinkles and sagging skin. Collagen is essential to help our skin to renew and repair.

Oxtails are also a good source of minerals such as calcium, iron, selenium and phosphorus, and they are not shy on protein either. One serving has approximately 30 g of protein.

By adding veggies to Oxtail Soup, you can be sure that you are getting a healthy, hearty bowl of delicious soup.


oxtails on a plate


Why use an Instant Pot for making oxtail soup?

The most obvious reason is the cooking time. Cooking oxtails on the stove takes about three hours. By using Instant Pot, you can have a delicious Oxtail Soup in about an hour.

The other advantage of using Instant Pot is that you can walk away without worrying about the soup boiling over or burning.

When I make the Oxtail Soup, I put the soup on in the morning and keep it warm in the Instant Pot until dinner, making the soup even more flavourful.

And lastly, by using Instant Pot, you retain more nutrients than if you cooked the soup on top of the stove and reduce energy consumption.


carrots celery herbs oxtails in an instant pot


What to serve with Oxtail Soup?

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.

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cooked oxtail on a spoon with a bowl of oxtail soup


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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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