Oxtail and Lamb Knuckle Stew


  • 2kg Oxtail, trimmed slightly of fat
  • 600g Lamb Knuckles
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil, more as needed
  • 1 Large onion (diced)
  • 1/2 Tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup red wine
  • 1 Cube Lamb Stock in ½ Cup boiled water
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 Tsp Balsamic vinegar or normal vinegar
  • 4 Medium Potatoes (quartered)
  • 4 Large Carrots (diced)
  • 4 Tbsp Chutney
  • 1 Tbsp Bisto Gravy powder

4 servings

Total Time:

+/-  1.5  hours


  1. Rinse the meat with cold water, washing away any impurities.
  2. Pat dry and place in a large bowl. Season the meat with salt and pepper, soy sauce, worcester sauce and vinegar and set aside for an hour to marinade.
  3. On the pressure cooker control panel turn the menu knob to the “Fry” function and press start.
  4. Once the pot is hot, brown the meat for about 15 minutes, turning often to brown evenly
  5. Remove browned pieces to a dish. Add onion to pressure cooker and cook, stirring until slightly brown, adding more oil as needed.
  6. Add brown sugar and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add wine and stir to deglaze the pot
  8. Nestle the meat in the pot and then add the lamb stock to barely cover the meat.
  9. Cancel the “Fry” function and then place the lid on the pressure cooker
  10. Turn the menu knob until you reach the “Meat” function
  11. Press start to begin cooking. Music will sound and the cooker will start the countdown once the optimum pressure has been reached inside
  12. When the timer ends, cooker will beep and will switch to the “Keep Warm” function automatically. Press the cancel button
  13. Release the pressure by holding the pressure release button on the top of the lid and then open the lid
  14. Add in the potatoes and carrots and then select the “Meat” function again. Adjust the time to 15 minutes and press start (make sure the exhaust valve has been pushed down again to prevent air leakage)
  15. When the timer is up, press the cancel button and release the pressure. Open the lid.
  16. Turn the menu knob to select the “Fry” function again
  17. Mix in the bistro gravy powder, chutney and a little bit of water. Stir
  18. Let the mixture simmer for +- 15 minutes
  19. Serve with basmati rice
  20. Enjoy!


Note: We found that the medium sized oxtail pieces cooked perfectly in the 30-35 minutes time. Larger pieces may take a bit longer.  If you prefer your oxtails cooked a bit further along, simply remove the smaller pieces, reseal and reset the Pressure cooker for five to ten minutes more.

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