Braised Ox Heart

Potjie No: 3/4 and 2 or 3
Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 1 hour
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1 ox heart
250 g flank or breast of mutton
15 ml cooking oil
15 ml butter
3 onions, sliced
250 ml meat stock or dry white wine
2 ml ground cloves
5 ml ground coriander
1 ml grated nutmeg
1 ml ground allspice
30 ml vinegar


  • Soak heart in hot salted water for about 30 minutes.
  • Discard hard tubes and cut heart into cubes.
  • Discard outside skin from mutton and cut meat into smaller pieces.
  • Heat oil and butter in larger potjie and brown meat.
  • Remove meat from potjie and set aside.
  • Add more oil and butter to potjie if necessary.
  • Add onion and sauté until transparent.
  • Leave the onion on the bottom of the potjie and spoon meat on top.
  • Heat remaining ingredients in small potjie, pour over meat and cover with lid.
  • Simmer slowly for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
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