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Oxtail Soup Recipe

This is a recipe for oxtail soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beef
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 ½ lbs. Oxtail
  • 1 Knorr Beef Cube
  • 1 bunch bok choy or pechay
  • 1 cup sliced Shiitake mushroom
  • 1 cup scallions chopped
  • 2 thumbs ginger cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 10 to 12 cups water


  • Combine water and oxtail. Let boil. Continue to cook in medium heat for 15 minutes. Discard the water.
  • Pour 10 to 12 cups water into the cooking pot. Add the semi-boiled oxtail, onion, ginger, and star anise. Let boil.
  • Add Knorr beef cube. Stir. Continue to cook between low to medium heat until the oxtail becomes tender. Note: this usually takes between 2 to 3 hours. You can use a pressure cooker to make the cooking time faster. If using a pressure cooker, 35 minutes should be enough.
  • Add the Shiitake mushroom. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Season with ground black pepper and salt. Stir.
  • Add scallions and bok choy. Stir.
  • Turn the heat off. Cover and let it stay for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!