Beef Potjie Recipe

Beef Potjie with Rice

Perfect for the weekend: Rustic beef potjie recipe

Everybody loves a good potjie.

Beef Potjie Recipe

Beef Potjie with Rice

There is nothing better than an open fire and making a potjie. Its the perfect treat with your friends and family or for a birthday celebration.

This is a very easy to make potjie will make you the next potjie champion in your neighbourhood.

Beef Potjie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: Dinner, LunchCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time


Cooking time



6 – 8

Total time






  • 1 kg beef shin

  • 2 large onions

  • 2 crushed garlic cloves

  • 3 chopped carrots

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 1 red or green pepper

  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs

  • 30 ml oil

  • 750 ml hot water

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 15 ml vinager

  • 2 teaspoon barbeque spice

  • 100 ml tomato sauce

  • 50 ml cream


  • Place your size 3/4 tripod potjie over hot coals, or gas potjie stand.
  • Heat the oil. Add the onions, peppers and garlic. Fry them till soft. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Add the meat to the pot and brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When the meat is browned, add 500ml of the hot water to your pot. Cover the lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the chopped vegetables.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients, except the cream, with the remaining 250ml hot water. Add to your pot. Close the lid.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes. Do not stir the pot.
  • Remove from the heat, add the fried onions/peppers and add the cream.
  • Serve with rice or samp.

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