Bolo & Trotter Potjie

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READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Nyteglori

A Potjie is a South African Stew type meal cooked in a large three legged pot over coals. It is often cooked as port of a social gathering in much the same way as BBQs are. These are awesome to have while camping too. Instructions for cooking in a crockpot are included.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the bolo or chuck into cubes and saw the trotter into portions.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a potjie and brown the meat. Add the onion and fry until it is translucent.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add the pearl wheat and tomatoes.
  4. Heat the wine and meat stock together in a small pan over the fire, then pour the liquid into the potjie and cover with the lid.
  5. Let the meat simmer over low coals for 3-4 hours, until it is tender.
  6. Layer the leeks and baby marrows on top and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  7. This can be made in a crockpot by cooking the same length of time on medium. If your crockpot does not have a medium cook 90 minutes on high then turn to low.

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