Red Wine Lamb Potjie

Potjie No: 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 2 hours
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2 kg leg of lamb
250g bacon, cubed
300g baby carrots, peeled
8 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
300g brussels sprouts
15ml ground coriander
15ml brown sugar
1 bottle dry red wine
30ml butter
3ml dried rosemary
250ml sour cream
150g dried peaches
Salt and pepper to taste
15ml apricot jam
15 ml cake flour


  • Trim all the fat off the leg.
  • Make small cuts in the leg with a knife and stretch these cuts by pushing a finger in each cut.
  • Fill each cut with the cubed bacon.
  • Rub the leg well with the coriander and the brown sugar.
  • Marinade the leg in the wine overnight.
  • Melt the butter in the potjie while the fire is still burning and brown the leg slightly on all sides.
  • Add the rosemary and 50ml of the wine marinade.
  • Cover with the lid and allow the pot to simmer for at least 1.5 hours or until the leg is half done.
  • Ensure that the coals are not too hot and turn the leg regularly adding some more wine marinade and not more than half of the sour cream.
  • Add the dried fruit, cover with the lid and allow the potjie to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Layer the veggies as they appear in the recipe and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Add the remaining sour cream, cover with the lid and allow the potjie to simmer for a further hour.
  • When the leg is done, add the jam, cover with the lid and wait until the jam has melted.
  • The potjie is now ready to be served.
  • Remove the leg and carve it in slices.
  • Add the flour to the sauce and stir until ready.
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  1. Anton

    15 October 2010 at 12:15

    outstanding flavour

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