Curried Lamb & Bean Potjie

Potjie No: 1 and 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 3 hours
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250 ml haricot beans
250 ml kidney beans
1 kg breast of lamb, sawn into portions
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, cut into pieces
30 ml medium curry powder
5 ml turmeric
5 ml meat masala
1 x 410 g can whole tomatoes, chopped
1 bay leaf
7 – 10 ml salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
500 ml meat stock

Place beans in smaller potjie and cover with cold water.
Slowly bring to the boil then boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat but keep lid on and allow beans to soak for 1 hour, then drain.
Heat larger potjie well without adding oil or butter.
Brown meat a few pieces at a time.
Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery and sauté until onion is transparent.
Add curry powder, turmeric and masala and fry for 2 minutes, stirring well.
Arrange beans on top of meat followed by tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, pepper and heated stock.
Ensure the beans are well covered.
Cover and simmer for 2 – 3 hours or until beans and meat are tender.
Stir carefully to mix.

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