Simple Beef Potjie

Curry potjie
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Oxtail Potjie
August 28, 2015

Simple Beef Potjie

Simple Beef Potjie

An indulgent potjie for a cool evening.


  • olive oil ?2 - 3 sliced ox tails ?250 g diced bacon ?2 large chopped onions ?3 - 4 large diced carrots ?1 clove chopped garlic ?1 can peeled tomatoes ?Salt ?Black pepper ?Thyme ?4 bayleaves
  • 1kg baby potatoes
  • 300ml good red wine ?250ml cream ?


Season oxtail with salt and black pepper. Bring no.3 potjie up to heat and lubricate with drizzle of olive oil. Add oxtail and bacon and braze.

Remove oxtail and bacon, add onions, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, bayleaves and wine to potjie and bring to boil. Add oxtail and bacon and season with salt, black pepper and thyme.Cook for 3 hours.

Add baby potatoes and cook for 15 minutes.

Add cream and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and rest for 15 minutes.

Serve on brown rice with grilled veg side (optional) and your favourite red (not negotiable).