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This Potjie has won competition after competition.
It has it's ingredients packed in circles and not in layers, which makes the dishing up easier and also enables one to have a better look at what's in the Pot.
It's enough for 6 people and a size 3 Potjie is recommended.

Ingredients

  • 1 Oxtail, cut into pieces
  • 500g of Skaapskenkels (sheep shin), cut into pieces
  • 500g Skaapstertjies/ribbetjies (Sheep tails/ribs)
  • 250g Bacon, diced
  • 8 Medium onions, diced
  • 500ml Greenbeans, cut up
  • 1 Bunch of carrots, sliced
  • Half a cauliflower, broken up
  • 300g Button mushrooms
  • 1 Green pepper, diced
  • 15 Baby potatoes
  • 2 Celery sticks, chopped
  • 15 Whole baby onions
  • 1 Red chilli pepper
  • Roughly chopped parsley
  • 30ml Butter
  • 4 Blocks beef stock, crumbled
  • 10 Whole peppercorns
  • 8 Whole cloves (kruinaeltjies)
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 10ml Mixed herbs
  • 1 Stick cinnamon
  • Pepper to taste
  • 125ml Dry red wine
  • 62ml Water
  • Grated neutmuskaat(nutmeg) to taste
  • 15g Brown onion soup
Method

  • Coat the Pot with the butter and braai the meat for about 15 minutes until brown
  • Add the onions, bacon, beef stock, spices and herbs and braai for a further 15 minutes
  • Remove the mutton pieces
  • Add the water and the wine to the oxtail, cover with the lid and allow the Potjie to simmer for about 1 hour
  • Replace the mutton and let it simmer for a further 50 minutes
  • Now pack the veggies as follows - A ring of green beans against the edge of the Pot, then a ring of carrots and a ring of cauliflower right in the middle
  • Push the mushrooms tightly between the edge of the Pot and the green beans and sprinkle with the chilli
  • Pack the potatoes between the beans and the carrots and sprinkle the celery over it
  • Pack the onions around the cauliflower and sprinkle the soup powder and parsley over it
  • Cover with the lid and allow it to simmer for a further 2 hours or until the veggies are soft
No salt is used as the soup powder and beef stock contains enough salt

Serves 6


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