Mutton Shank Bacon Beer Potjie

Potjie No: 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 2 hours
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2 kg mutton shank (cut into pieces)
250 g rindless bacon (chopped)
45ml cooking oil
2 medium onions (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
5 bay leaves
500 ml beer
4 large carrots (peeled & diced)
15 whole baby potatoes
15 baby marrows (cut into pieces)
15 baby sweetcorns
1 packet of pork gravy
1 packet of sausage gravy


  • Heat the oil in the pot and fry the Onions until tender, add the shank and bacon fry until golden brown.
  • Add the beer and let it cook for about an hour or until beer is nearly no beer left.
  • Pour in 500 ml Water and bring to the boil.
  • Cook for 30 minutes and add the 2 gravy packets in to the pot and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes before adding in the vegetables and let it cook until potatoes are done.
  • Serve with rice and potjie bread.
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  1. Helen

    8 August 2011 at 19:12

    What a great recipe

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