Oxtail Potjie (1)
  • 1kg oxtailcut into joints
  • 500ml water
  • 300ml red wine
  • 6-8 whole button onionspeeled
  • 1.5cups Baby carrots peeled
  • 12 whole new (baby) potatoesunpeeled
  • 2cups frozen green peas
  • 250ml water
  • 25g Oxtail soup powder
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp crushed garlic
  1. Heat the pot until very hot
  2. Brown the meat in its own fat (don’t burn it!)
  3. Add the water and the wine
  4. Cover and simmer for 1 hour
  5. Add the onions
  6. Replace the lid and simmer for another 2 hours
  7. Have an occasional peek and add water if necessary
  8. Arrange the carrots, potatoes and peas in layers on top of the meat.
  9. Cover and simmer for a further 1 hour
  10. Mix the water, soup powder, salt and garlic and add to pot
  11. Simmer for a further 15 minutes
  12. Serve with French bread, chips or rice