Mutton Shank Potjie


Potjie No: 3
Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 2 hours
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1 kg mutton shank, sawn into slices
15 ml cooking oil
250 g onions, sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
500 ml meat stock
500 g potatoes, sliced
250 g green beans
250 g baby marrows, whole if small, otherwise sliced
250 g mushrooms, whole if small, sliced if large
4 spring onions
250 g tomatoes, skinned and chopped
5 ml chopped fresh oregano or 2 ml dried
Pinch of ground cloves
1 ml paprika
15 ml fresh rosemary or 5 ml dried


  • Brown shank in heated oil.
  • Add onion and sauté until transparent.
  • Season meat with salt and pepper.
  • Pour heated stock over.
  • Arrange vegetables on top of meat in the following order: potatoes, green beans, baby marrows, mushrooms and spring onions.
  • Spoon tomato on top of vegetables.
  • Sprinkle with oregano, cloves, paprika and rosemary.
  • Cover with lid and simmer for 1.5 – 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  • Do not stir during cooking process.
  • Before serving, stir carefully making sure the meat and vegetables do not break up.
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