Oxtail Potjie

With this weekend’s test, it’s time for a long braai. Here’s an oxtail potjie to enjoy with the game.


  • 30 ml butter
  • 30 ml canola oil
  • 1.5 kg oxtail, small pieces
  • seasoned flour
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves, garlic, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 large stick of celery
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 12 pickling (baby) onions, peeled
  • 250 g baby carrots, peeled (or just 4 large carrots, cut into large chunks)
  • 12 baby potatoes
  • 250 ml strong beef stock
  • 30 ml tomato paste
  • 500 ml good red wine
  • freshly ground salt and pepper


Coat the oxtail pieces liberally in seasoned flour.
Heat the butter and oil in the potjie.
Brown the meat and set aside.
Add the prepared onion, garlic, carrot, celery and rosemary and fry until softened.
Add the remaining veggies and heat through.
Add the meat, followed by the hot stock, tomato paste and wine.
Cover and simmer gently over moderate heat for 4 hours.
Add more wine if the liquid evaporates too rapidly.
Season to taste and serve with rice, mash or homemade bread!

Source: food24


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: