INSTANT POT RECIPES | Caribbean Stew Oxtails 🇯🇲

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

⚓️Hello Chefpolice Foodies!

INSTANT POT RECIPES: I know you got an Instant Pot for the holidays. Me too 😁. Congratulations, and we all know it can cook food in many incredible ways!

The IP is great for cooking great Caribbean stews. We will looking at Jamaican Stew Oxtails 🇯🇲. Jamaica is primarily known for Stew Oxtails. But many people from other Islands 🇬🇾🇧🇧🇦🇬🇧🇸🇩🇲🇬🇩🇱🇨🇻🇨🇻🇮🇰🇳🇹🇹 (can you name all the flags?) have come to learn about this dish and enjoy it! Including me 🇩🇲🇻🇮.

The traditional way is to cook Oxtail is low and slow to acquire that meat tender and falling off the bone. But the IP can slash that time up to 75% and still give you great results! The trick is learning your machine; but that only comes with time, trial and error…but don’t forget to also add success!

In this video, I show you a great way to cook Caribbean Stew Oxtails using the Instant Pot. At the stop, I plate and serve it with Rice and Sweet Plantains. Let’s acquire that IP out of the box and let’s try something new! 💣

*Disclaimer: You can substitute with any meat, especially tough meat, and simply adjust the time, flavors, and ingredients.



2 pounds of Oxtails
Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
AllSpice Seeds (Pimento)
Jerk Spice (opt)
1/4 tsp Gr. Cinnamon
1 stick of Cinnamon
1 Star Anise

1 can Coconut Milk
1 can Butter Beans
3 tsp Ketchup
2 tsp Burnt Sugar liquid (Browning Sauce)
Calypso Sauce (Pepper Sauce)
Worchestersire Sauce

Mix seasoning well, and rub into the Oxtails. Allow to marinate at least an hour, up to a week in an airtight container in the back of the fridge. When ready to stew, allow to thaw to room temperature.

Set IP to cook a High Pressure for 45 min. If you need more time, transfer to a pot and put on Stove over low heat uncovered.

*Don’t forget to use the freshest Oxtails possible. Ask your butcher to cut into 1-1 1/4 inch sections.


Post your links below of your version of the wonderful Stew Oxtails using your Instant Pot. I have the 8 quart model.


***This video was filmed entirely on an iPhone 6S Plus; and edited in Final cut Pro 10.4; on an iMac 24″***


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