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Can you overcook Oxtail by simmering too long?

antihawk | Oct 21, 201608:09 AM

Hi all,

I'm using oxtail as the cut of beef for a Genovese Ragu (beef and onion pasta sauce) tomorrow.

My question is: can I overcook the oxtail by simmering it for too long? I know this cut requires long cooking time to break down and become tender. Fortunately, I have nothing but time for this dish, so undershooting the ideal cooking time isn't a problem. What I want to know is the ideal cooking time, so I don't start too early and overcook the meat (I'm not sure what texture oxtail would adopt if overcooked, or if you can even overcook it).

Thanks in advance.

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