Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Potjiekos, is a traditional stew recipe from South Africa and Namibia, but Namibians do it best lol. It is cooked outdoors in a round, cast iron, three-legged pot, called potjie.
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
- 3 lb lamb stew cubed
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 onions chopped
- 3 cups meat stock
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 lb small carrots
- 1 lb baby potatoes
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- ½ cup milk
- In a potjie pot with hot oil, add the lamb, season with salt and pepper and cook on medium heat, until browned. Remove the meat and set aside.
- Add the onions to the pot and sauté until soft for about 8 minutes.
- Return the meat to the pot, then add enough beef stock to cover the ingredients. Turn the heat to low and simmer covered for one hour.
- Add the carrots and potatoes and continue simmering for 30 minutes.
- Mix the sugar, curry powder and turmeric with the milk and stir into the stew.
- Bring back to boil and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
- Serve with rice or mieliepap (maize porridge).
Traditionally, potjiekos is cooked over a fire. This recipe was adapted to be cooked on a stove, but it can also be used to cook in a potjie pot on a fire instead.
As a teen growing up, I worked in many restaurants and food outlets across Namibia, and I developed the love for the diverse quality ingredients, food and drinks in Namibia, it is for that reason I wish to share my experience and knowledge with you. I am also looking forward to seeing and being part of your personal experience.
Toivo Reinhold - Namibia Eats Drinks Blog Owner
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