braised oxtails on a plate in a sauce over egg noodles with spoon

Instant Pot Creamy Braised Oxtails

Creamy Braised Oxtails in the Instant Pot seasoned with a touch of Asian flavor and finished with just a bit of cream.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 483kcal
Author Danielle Wolter


  • 2 lbs. oxtails
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 2 tbsp. chili bean sauce
  • 1 tsp. Chinese five spice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. duck fat bacon fat, butter or cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Season the oxtails lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the duck fat in the Instant pot over the normal saute setting.
  • Add oxtails and brown on all sides, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Add onions and garlic and saute for about 3-5 minutes. Add sake to deglaze the pan and cook down for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add beef broth, chili bean sauce and Chinese five spice.
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 60 minutes on high. When done, hit the quick release to let out the steam, being careful not to burn yourself.
  • Once the pressure has been released, remove the lid and bring back to a simmer on the saute setting (low).
  • Add the cream and simmer until reduced, about 5 minutes. For a thicker sauce, continue reducing until you reach desired consistency.
  • Serve over egg noodles.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 101mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 3.6% | Calcium: 5.9% | Iron: 35.9%