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Simple oxtail potjie

An indulgent potjie for a cool evening.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 3 hours 15 mins


  • olive oil
  • 2 - 3
    sliced ox tails
  • 250
    diced bacon
  • 2
    large chopped onions
  • 3 - 4
    large diced carrots
  • 1
    chopped garlic
  • 1
    peeled tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Thyme
  • 4
  • 1
    baby potatoes
  • 300
    good red wine
  • 250
Servings: Change Serving


Step one: 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.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: add baby potatoes and cook for 15 minutes.
Step 4: 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).

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