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.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs bolo or boneless beef chuck
- 1 pork trotter (pig's foot)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 onions, sliced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 6 ounces pearl wheat, uncooked
- 4 tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 leeks, sliced
- 5 baby marrows or 5 zucchini, sliced
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut the bolo or chuck into cubes and saw the trotter into portions.
- Heat the cooking oil in a potjie and brown the meat. Add the onion and fry until it is translucent.
- Season with salt and pepper and add the pearl wheat and tomatoes.
- 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.
- Let the meat simmer over low coals for 3-4 hours, until it is tender.
- Layer the leeks and baby marrows on top and simmer for another 20 minutes.
- 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.