Mutton Stew

On a gloomy, rainy day there’s nothing quite like home-made stew to warm you up from the inside.

Lucky for us our freezer had a sneaky pack of stewing meat at the back, so stew is what we had! I wasn’t in the mood for effort and frills so of course the pressure cooker came out to play once more.

Who’s hungry? Vincent and I want our bellies warmed, so this recipe serves two.


  • 500g stewing meat
  • 700g mixed vegetables (mushrooms, butternut, sweet potato and cauliflower)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 300ml beef stock
  • braai spice
  • 1 kruidenbuiltje (bouquet garni of rosemary, thyme and oreganum tied together in a sage leaf)
  • salt & pepper

It’s stewing time

Spice the meat liberally on both sides.

Set the pressure cooker to sauté and brown the meat on both sides.

Add the vegetables and stir every now and then for 5 minutes.

Add the beef stock.

Add the red wine. And then pour a glass for yourself too.

Finish it off with a bouquet garni. Set the pressure cooker to high pressure, pop the lid on, and set the timer for 40 minutes.


Give it a careful stir, sprinkle with salt and pepper, remove the herb parcel and dish up.

I drained some of the liquid into a container to keep as stock for another day.

Enjoy with rice or cauli rice.

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