Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 mins

Hangi is the traditional New Zealand Maori way of cooking. Mix and match the meat, as per a traditional hangi, a lamb or pork chop and a piece of chicken per parcel. For a smoky taste add smoked pork slices to the packets. A ball of stuffing about the size of a golf ball if you like stuffing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make individual servings use banana leaves or tin foil.
  2. Put cabbage leaves down first, then veges, meat and stuffing (if using) together on top of the cabbage.
  3. Put another couple of cabbages leaves over the top of veges.
  4. Wrap everything up in the tinfoil or banana leaves, preferably encasing everything with the cabbage.
  5. Put into crock pot.
  6. Add water to bottom of crock pot.
  7. Cook on high for approx 6-8 hours or until cooked through.
  8. Note: Only add salt once cooked.
Most Helpful

I made a few adjustments to this for personal reasons and think I have found fusion cuisine at it's very best! I did use chicken pieces, but insteal of lamb/pork chops I used some beef chops (is there such a thing? Beef slices with the bone in?) and instead of the smoked pork I used corned beef! Wow! Is there such a thing as Jewish/Maori cuisine? There is now! I left out the stuffing, and this was a great all-in-one meal. I especially love the smokey flavor that was imparted to the sweet potatoes and the pumpkin. Thanks for introducing us to something new and wonderful!

Mirj November 13, 2006