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Creamy Beef Potjie


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1 tbs butter

4 leeks, only the white parts, sliced into discs

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 cups brown mushrooms, chopped

1 cube beef stock

1 kg stewing beef, cubed, but keep the fatty pieces

200 ml semi-sweet red wine

1 tub cream cheese

1 handful of parsley, finely chopped



Melt the butter in a potjie over the coals. Add the leeks and garlic, season with black pepper and let it sweat for about 10 minutes until the leeks are tender.

Add the mushrooms, crumble the cube of beef stock into the potjie and place the meat on top. Add the wine and tightly cover the potjie with its lid.

Let the beef potjie simmer over medium coals for about 2 hours. Once the meat is tender, stir in the cream cheese. Sprinkle the parsley over the dish and serve immediately.