Best Beef Potjiekos

Best Beef Potjiekos


  • 700g Beef Stew, cubed
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 30 ml Oil
  • 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 Potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 6 Baby Marrows, sliced
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 ml Dry Rosemary
  • 1 ml Dry Thyme
  • 30 ml Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tomato, peeled and sliced
  • ½ packet Curry Flavoured Instant Soup
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

For the Curry Mixture:

  • 1 tbsp. Mild Cape Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp. Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Ginger, crushed
  • 100 ml Vinegar
  • 125 ml Brown Sugar
  • 500 ml Warm Water


  1. Start your braai until you have low to medium hot coals.
  2. For the Curry Mixture: While your coals are reaching its desired temperature, you can start making a curry mixture. In a large bowl, dissolve the curry powder, mustard, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, vinegar and 500ml hot water. Set aside.
  3. For the Potjie: Place your Best Duty Pot 3-Leg (#3) or your Best Duty Bake Pot (#12) along with your Collapsible Potjie Tripod on the coals.
  4. Heat the oil in your pot and fry onion for +-4 minutes, or until soft. 
  5. Add the beef and a small quantity of curry mixture and braise till meat starts to colour. Give your pot a good stir using your Wooden Spoon.
  6. Add the cayenne pepper, rosemary, thyme and parsley.
  7. Add potatoes, butternut, carrots and baby marrow to your pot and the rest of the curry mixture. Add the remaining water to keep your pot from drying out and cook till the vegetables start to soften. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir well, cover with the lid and simmer for +- 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  8. Add the tomato and instant curry soup powder to thicken the potjie mixture, cook for +-10 minutes and serve on a bed of rice.