Easy and winning oxtail potjie recipes

Easy and winning oxtail potjie recipes

Whether it is a family gathering, camping, or one of those weekends you feel energized to prepare those mouthwatering dishes for your loved ones, you will never go wrong choosing to cook oxtail potjie. While growing up, our moms loved to make this dish every weekend. Most could not wait to dip their spoons in the deliciously well-cooked meal.

recipe for oxtail
Image: instagram.com, @zimbraai /instagram.com, @oh_look_its_lainey / instagram.com, @lacouronnewines (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Oxtail potjie is delicious, and it has several nutritional values such as iron, sodium, and protein elements, which are necessary for growth. There are various ways you can prepare this delicacy at home.

Before starting on these simple oxtail recipes South Africa, note that oxtail requires a lot of patience, especially when it comes to preparing the renowned Jamie Oliver oxtail recipes. Hence, it is not something you can decide to prepare after work or wake up in the morning and decide to have it for lunch unless, of course, you have a pressure cooker. However, a good potjiekos recipe is best cooked the traditional way.

Read also

Sosatie recipes: How to make the best and tastiest sosaties on Braai Day!

Some delicious oxtail potjie recipes to try

Below are some great recipes you can prepare for your family and friends.

Best oxtail potjie recipe

oxtail potjie recipe
Image: flickr.com
Source: UGC


  • 250ml beef stock
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 500ml red wine
  • Potatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • 30ml butter
  • 1 big piece celery
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 30ml canola oil
  • Oxtail cut into pieces
  • Tomato paste
  • Flour (seasoned)
  • 1 onion sliced

How to cook

1. For this beesstert potjie resep, take the pieces of oxtail, coat them with the seasoned flour and set aside.

2. Next, put your potjie on fire and heat the canola oil together with the butter.

3. Add the floured oxtail pieces and leave to cook till brown and place aside.

4. Now take onions and fry them in the pot till soft.

Easy and winning oxtail potjie recipe
Image: youtube.com, giphy.com (modified by author)
Source: UGC

5. Add the celery, rosemary, and carrots.

6. Take the rest of the vegetables left and add to your oxtail potjie recipe.

Read also

Best mielie-meal preparation method ever!

7. Simmer for a minute and lastly put the oxtail, tomato paste, stock, and wine.

8. Stir well and cover your potjie.

9. Cook over medium heat for 4 hours.

This recipe for oxtail can be served with some homemade bread or rice.

READ ALSO: 15 best halaal recipes

Potjiekos recipe


  • 800g oxtail
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of oregano
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1-2 chopped celery sticks
  • Tinned tomato, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon basil chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

How to cook

1. Place your 3 legged pot on the fire and let it heat.

2. Put the onion and celery sticks and fry using 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil until brown.

Read also

Amazing tips on how to prepare a delicious chicken breyani recipe

3. Set aside and use the remaining oil to brown your oxtail.

4. Take the onions, bay leaves, black peppercorns, ground coriander, and garlic and add into the meat.

5. Mix them up for 2 minutes. Smell the aroma?

Easy and winning oxtail potjie recipe
Image: youtube.com, giphy.com (modified by author)
Source: UGC

6. Now add tinned tomatoes, rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil, and water to the beesstert potjiekos resepte and stir before you cover.

7. Leave to cook on low heat for 4 hours.

8. Check occasionally to see if the water levels are okay. If not, add accordingly.

9. Once the four hours are over, take the carrots and potatoes and add to the stew. Make sure to scoop some soup and cover the carrots and tomatoes. Leave to cook for another hour and a half.

10. Serve your oxtail recipe without wine while hot with your preferred accompaniment.

Best oxtail recipes South Africa


  • 2 cups flour
  • 8 potatoes cut into big chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 sachet Knorr vegetable soup
  • A bunch of carrots cut into big chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2.5 kg oxtail
  • Water

Read also

Here is how to make delicious deviled eggs

READ ALSO: Top 3 crispy Eisbein recipes South Africa

How to cook

This is the best oxtail potjie recipe because it is the simplest of the three.

1. The oxtail should be well seasoned and coated with flour first.

2. Heat some oil in the pot and cook till brown. Add the onions and stir well. Add water that covers the meat well and leave to cook till it starts boiling.

3. Bring the heat down by removing some of the firewood. Leave to cook for 4 hours.

4. Ensure that the water levels do not go down by checking once every 30 minutes.

5. Remove the pot from the fire and leave it to cool for about 45 minutes.

6. Now put in the vegetables and put back in the fire till everything is ready.

7. Take the Knorr vegetable soup, put it into a bowl, and add hot water.

Read also

Top steps to make that delicious South African Sousboontjies

8. Mix well and add into the meat mixture and leave for 8 minutes.

Easy and winning oxtail potjie recipe
Image: youtube.com, giphy.com (modified by author)
Source: UGC

9. Serve with some rice or bread.

Three simple recipes you can try for a finger-licking bowl of oxtail potjie. If you want to try these out, make sure to buy your potjie and give your family a good time with the oxtail resep. There are various potjie pot sizes to choose from, and they are available online and offline. Also, start the fire in advance to avoid exposing the ingredients too long to reduce contamination.


  • 30 easy and tasty dinner ideas South Africa
  • Simple pancake recipe and guide for the perfect bake
  • The 10 best roast chicken recipe in South Africa

Source: Briefly News

Online view pixel