Oxtail and Lamb Knuckle Stew

Serves: 4 servings   •   Time: +/- 1.5 hours


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


  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!


Sep 19, 2018

Please can you tell me which function to use for beef or chicken stock. I am guessing I use stew.

    Matthew Boardman:
    Sep 19, 2018

    During the recipe, you need to use “Fry” to start off the stock or stew. Once you have have browned the meat, you would switch to “Stew” or “Meat”.

    If you are making stock from raw ingredients, I would recommend using “Fry”, so you can monitor it, or “Soup”, for gentle heat and pressure with extended time.

Jul 29, 2019

What are the time frames of this meal i.e. the last two steps 14 and 18 are 30 mins. But prior to this ? I would like to set the timer for when I get back from work to do steps 14 and 18.

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