Oxtail & Banana Potjie

Potjie No: 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 3.5 hours
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1 large oxtail, cut into pieces
12 baby potatoes
3 medium onions, finely sliced
250g button mushrooms
30ml butter
1 large tomato, sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
5ml chopped parsely
1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
10 whole uitjies
5 whole cloves

5ml mixed herbs
62ml brown vinegar
2 bay leaves
20ml tomato sauce
500ml warm water
20ml chutney
Salt and pepper to taste
20ml honey
2 ripe bananas, sliced
10ml medium curry powder
5 medium carrots, cut into strips


  • Smear the pot with the butter and heat the pot.
  • Braai the meat for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the onions, garlic, chilli, naeltjies, herbs, bay leaves, salt and pepper and braai for a further 15 minutes (If the pot gets too dry, add some warm water).
  • Now add the 500ml warm water, cover with the lid and allow the pot to simmer for about 2 hours.
  • In the meantime, mix the ingredients of the sauce and put one side.
  • After 2 hours, pack the bananas on top of the meat and layer the veggies as they appear in the recipe.
  • Sprinkle the parsley on top, and then layer the uitjies and allow the pot to simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add the sauce and allow to simmer for a further 30 minutes.
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  1. melvin swartz

    19 January 2014 at 13:44

    I used all the ingredients except the source mixture instead i used a packet of knorr soup mix ..you had to see there faces priceless.

  2. David Harley

    8 March 2013 at 16:07

    We used this recipe for the Springbok Supporters Club Annual potjie compo in 2011 and WON!!!

  3. Gavin Dunn

    13 February 2012 at 10:50

    This one made me a LEGEND! Awesome Potjie.

  4. PeterBester

    22 July 2009 at 13:51

    Most unusual and tasty dish. One can also use ostrich neck instead of oxtail.

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