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  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3672
    • Tennessee

    Smoked Ox Tails

    Ever since I saw Troutman's post on smoked osso bucco ( https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ked-osso-bucco ), my mouth had been watering. A couple of weeks ago, our local butcher (Don's Meats for those of you in the Chattanooga area) had some pretty good looking ox tails, so I said why not?

    I trimmed most of the fat off and dry brined them the night before, and used @Henrik's beef rub before putting them on the kettle. Different from the recipe - I used beef stock, red wine, and I didn't have L&P so I used Heinz Worcestershire (I know, sacrilege @Troutman), and I put the bouquet garni in at the wrong time in the process. Actually, this is the first time I have used a bouquet garni, so my wife had a great time watching me and my big clumsy hands trying to tie those herbs up. Maybe I need one of those little mesh bags. Anyway, on the kettle for awhile at 225 (about an hour and a half with an apple chunk; the pic is right before I took them off) and in the pot with the rest of the ingredients. Served up with mashed potatoes and asparagus. These were the best ox tails we have ever had, and my wife is already asking me to make more. Thanks, Troutman.

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  • TechSmoker
    Club Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 93
    • New Era, MI
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      Favorite Meats
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    Looks delicious! This is one cut that I have never had. If I ever find them, I may have to give them a try.


    • RichieB
      RichieB commented
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      Not going to be in the meat section of your local supermarket. My wife incorporates in her Thanksgiving sauce. In the past we've found them at Wegmans. But usually have to order. And request not previously frozen. Make sure you ask, they won't offer that info.

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      They are pretty common around here. The ones we had were frozen, but they still came out great.
  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4498
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    Yes, that dude Troutman sure knows how to cook

    Looks great, and I can highly recommend smoking ox tails. Way to add flavor!!


    • JeffJ
      JeffJ commented
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      Yep! Every time I think I'm getting really good I force myself to visit the 'Show us what you are cooking' thread in order to be humbled.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 13547
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      Pizza insert
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      lots of probes.



    • Troutman
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 7809
      • 1521




        SOUS VIDE


      Wow that does look good, I'm loving doing this with veal, lamb and beef. I just now found some pork shanks that I'm going to do next. I just love braised meat and add to that smoking and boom, you got a pot of deliciousness !!! Great work klflowers


      • klflowers
        klflowers commented
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        Thanks, Troutman. Like I said, that recipe is great. We will be trying versions with all those cuts, going to go with neckbones one of these times.

      • EdF
        EdF commented
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        Definitely the right time of year for some braising!
    • Dr ROK
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 1351
      • Morrill, Nebraska
      • Retired high school teacher and principal
        Dr ROK - Rider of Kawasaki &/or rock and roll fan
        Yoder 640 on Husker themed comp cart
        Cookshack Smokette smoker
        Antique refrigerator smoker
        Weber 22 1/2" kettle w/ GrillGrates AND Slow and Sear
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        Plenty of GrillGrates
        Uuni wood pellet oven, first generation
        Roccbox Pizza Oven
        Meater Block
        "Go Big Red" Thermopen instant read thermometer
        Ultrafast instant read thermometer
        CDN quick read thermometer
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        Tru-Temp wireless thermometer
        Infrared thermometer (Mainly use for pizza on the Uuni and Roccbox)

        Beverages - Is there really anything other than Guinness? Oh yeah, I forgot about tequila!

      Looks delicious!


      • Ahumadora
        Club Member
        • Oct 2015
        • 2174
        • Warkworth, New Zealand

        Great looking meal. Yep, some of the out of ordinary cuts can be the best.


        • JGo37
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 1581
          • the LOU
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            My Helpers:

            Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
            Instant Pot 6Q Duo
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            & the PIT!

          For those in the Lou, Ox Tails are fortunately common. Shanks, no. Anyway, as the original, the meal looks GREAT.


          • Hulagn1971
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 1074
            • NC, The Triad
            • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

            Man that looks incredible. I love oxtails. Always prepared them Jamaican style and will now need to try this method.




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