Pouyoukas Foods: Traditional Potjie



September 21, 2016
Pouyoukas Foods: Traditional Potjie


4 tablespoons oil

3 onions, chopped

1 fresh chilli, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

500g packet fresh mushrooms

1 kg stewing beef (bone on), cut in chunks

500g Pouyoukas 5 bean mix (pre- soaked overnight)

4 carrots, roughly chopped and other seasonal vegetables of your choice

12 baby potatoes

2 tins creamed sweet corn

500ml beef stock

50ml mixed herbs

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup red wine (optional)


Braise onions and mushrooms in oil.

Add chilli and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add beef, return lid and steam for 5 minutes.

Add carrots and potatoes and other vegetables.

Cover and let steam for 5 minutes.

Add beans, sweetcorn, beef stock and mixed herbs.

Cover pot and leave to cook for 20 minutes.

Keep covered and simmer for 1.5 hours, monitoring to ensure that mixture does not dry out.

Add fresh mushrooms 20 minutes before serving.

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