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Beef Brisket Potjiekos

Recipe for Beef Brisket Potjiekos made with a delicious braai (BBQ) sauce.


  • 1.5 kg beef brisket or stewing steak, in large cubes
  • 3-4 courgettes, thickly sliced
  • 200g button mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 15 ml cooking oil
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 ml cooking oil
  • 1 x 410g can of tinned tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 125ml beef stock
  • 125ml malt vinegar
  • 2 ml grated nutmeg
  • 1ml ground ginger
  • 5 ml smoked paprika
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 15ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 15ml brown sugar
  • 5 ml salt
  • 30ml Mrs Balls chutney
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced


Prepare the braai sauce first. Over medium heat, heat the oil and then saute the onion and garlic in it until onion is light brown and translucent.

Add the remaining sauce ingredients, cover with lid and allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes so that the flavours combine and the sauce thickens.

Heat 15ml cooking oil in a no. 3 size potjie pot (or a large Dutch oven) until very hot. Add the meat in batches, stirring so that the meat browns on all sides. Add the courgette slices in a layer on top of the meat, then add the mushroom slices in a layer on top of the courgettes. Carefully pour the sauce over everything, trying not to disturb the layers.

Cover tightly with a lid and simmer slowly for 2-2.5 hours, or until meat is tender. Serve on creamy mashed potatoes.

Recipe from All4Recipes