Oxtail Philly cheesesteak sandwich

- Opened in November 2015, Scrappy Brown’s is a neighborhood-friendly gastro pub serving the Houston Museum District and Texas Medical Center. Comfort food and craft cocktails with a Texas twist are served in a relaxed laid-back atmosphere. Guests can watch their favorite sports teams while enjoying dishes like gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, homemade potato chips and more. Fans of Lucille's restaurant and its owner/chef Chris Williams, will want to visit Scrappy Brown’s, his second restaurant in Houston.

Oxtail Philly Cheesesteak


  • 5 lbs of Oxtails
  • 1c Celery
  • 1c Carrots
  • 1c Yellow Onions
  • 1/4 Fresh Garlic
  • 2c Red Wine
  • 2c Water


  1. In a large saute pan, combine all vegetables with 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook till slightly charred.
  2. Add oxtails and top with cooked vegetables, red wine, water, cloves and 3T salt.
  3. Cover tightly with foil and bake in a 500 degree oven for 4 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove from oven and pull meat from bones.

To assemble the sandwich, use 1/4 cup of each of the following:

  • red bell peppers
  • green bell peppers
  • yellow onions
  • mushrooms

Add those ingredients to 1/2 cup of pulled oxtail onto your favorite hoagie roll.

  1. In a medium saute pan, add 1 t butter, and saute all vegetables until soft.
  2. Season lightly with salt.
  3. Add oxtails and warm through.
  4. Split hoagie roll and add oxtail filling.
  5. Top with sliced provolone and melt. Enjoy.
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