If you catch an Ox then do it by the tail!!


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Did you know….

In pioneer days, oxen were used primarily as beasts of burden, and only slaughtered for their meat after they could no longer work. That’s when people made two discoveries: Oxtails were not only delicious but tasted even better when the male oxen they’d been attached to were castrated — steers. Even though oxtails now come from cattle, and not necessarily males, the name stuck. In the Caribbean, oxtail stew occupies pride of place as a down-home classic. The theory, says cookbook author Jessica B. Harris, is that oxtails were considered a throwaway meat, given to slaves after the masters had butchered the most desirable cuts for themselves. (everydaylife.globalpost.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Mom’s Kitchen – Tracy, Ca

Average Cost

Less than $20

Rating (1-10)


Slap Ya Mama Oxtail Recipe: 


1/2 cup sliced celery

1 whole onion sliced

1/2 cup yellow bell peppers

1/2 cup green bell peppers

1 cup All Purpose Flour

4 cups of water

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or minced garlic


1. Season Ox Tails with Pappy’s or Cajun Seasoning

2. Flour the Ox Tails

3. Add oil to skillet and brown the ox tails on medium heat by cooking on the stove for about 10-15 minutes

4. Place Oxtails in a crock pot and add water that fills crock pot halfway

5. Turn heat up to 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour

6. Add 2 cups of chicken or beef stock and then place back in oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

7. Salt and Pepper to taste

If you love beef then you are in for a treat!

Ox tails are a unique way to eat beef. It is a trendy southern way of dining and hits every inch of your taste buds.

Flavorful, tender and scrumptious! It will make your dining delight a festivity of elaborate vision and delicacy. Definitely something you should try if you have never experienced it.

It goes great with cabbage, rice and corn bread and a southern treat!

“Trevis, that sounds like it would be gamey. What does it taste like?”

You inquisitive mind you..I’m glad you asked.  🙂

It honestly tastes like a silky tender beef roast with a tripe type round bone with chunks of meat all around it.

It melts in your mouth and not in your hand and will bring your family a divergent meal at dinner time.

My mom’s recipe is from the heart of Southern Mississippi. I promise if you make the effort to use the recipe above you will be truly living the dream.

Now that is live action eating!

Thanks for joining me on today’s exotic adventure! I look forward to speaking with you on the next round. Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.


Rebecca Bragg (Unknown). How Long Does It Takes to Cook Oxtails?. http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/long-takes-cook-oxtails-38459.html

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    1. Thanks for the note.You should definitely try the recipe. My mother was born and raised in Mississippi and definitely knows how to get that flavor just right. It’s out of this world! Have a good one!

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