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Cooked Jerk Oxtail

Jerk Oxtail

Instant Pot Jamaican Oxtail with more flavor and spice
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 36 mins
Total Time 46 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 721 kcal


  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Knife
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
  • Strainer


To Season the Oxtail

  • 2 Pounds Oxtail Cleaned and Trimmed
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 6 Whole Pimento
  • 1 Small Onion Peeled and Sliced

For the Jerk Oxtail Stew

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Jerk Paste Spicy or Mild
  • 1 Large Carrot Peeled and Chopped
  • 1 Medium Bell Pepper Seeded and Diced
  • 6 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Cooked Butter Beans
  • 1 Teaspoon Jamaican Browning or More if Needed


Seasoning the Oxtail

  • After cleaning and trimming the fat from the oxtail as mentioned above, add the black pepper, salt, smoked paprika, onion and pimento.
  • Using you hand or a large spoon, thoroughly combine all the spiced and onions onto the oxtail and set aside.
    Marinating any meat is best, when done at least 4 hours prior to cooking.

Pressure Cooking the Oxtail

  • Pour the tablespoon of olive oil into the instant pot and to the saute setting.
  • Add each piece of oxtail flat side down and brown for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Once the oxtail is finished browning, turn the instant pot on and add all the vegetables, Jerk Paste and Jamaican Browning expect the butter beans.
  • Cover the instant pot and set to pressure cook for 25 minutes.
    Ensure that the vent in sealed!
  • Once the timer is up, allow the steam to release using the natural pressure release for 5 minutes. Use the quick release method to release the remaining pressure.
  • Open the instant pot and add the cooked butter beans and set to saute for 5 minutes.
    Serve with Instant Pot Jamaican Rice and Peas


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