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Oxtail and Banana Potjie

This lovely Potjie is best when served with brown or white rice.


  • 1 Large oxtail, cut into pieces
  • 3 Medium onions, finely sliced
  • 2 Ripe bananas, sliced
  • 5 Medium carrots, cut into strips
  • 12 Baby potatoes
  • 250g Button mushrooms
  • 1 Large tomato, sliced
  • 5ml Chopped parsely
  • 10 Whole uitjies
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 30ml Butter
  • 0.5 Red chilli, finely chopped
  • 5 Whole cloves (kruinaeltjies)
  • 5ml Mixed herbs
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 500ml Warm water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • The sauce
  • 62ml Brown vinegar
  • 20ml Tomato sauce,
  • 20ml Chutney
  • 20ml Honey
  • 10ml Medium curry powder


Coat the Pot with the butter and heat.

Braai the meat for about 15 minutes

Add the onions, garlic, chilli, cloves, herbs, bay leaves, salt and pepper and braai for a further 15 minutes.(If the Pot gets too dry, add some warm water)

Now add the 500ml warm water, cover with the lid and allow the Potjie to simmer for about 2 hours

In the meantime, mix the ingredients of the sauce and put one side.

After 2 hours, pack the bananas on top of the meat and layer the veggies as they appear in the recipe

Sprinkle the parsley on top, and then layer the onions and allow the Potjie to simmer for 1 hour

Add the sauce and allow to simmer for a further 30 minutes