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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Khorkhog is the real Mongolian BBQ. It consists in mutton, lamb or goat cooked in large metal containers with vegetables and hot stones.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mongolian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 4 lb mutton (or lamb or goat)
  • 4 lb vegetables (carrots, onions, cabbage, potatoes cut in large pieces)
  • About 20 stones (ideally round and smooth)
  • Caraway (to taste)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Heat the stones on the BBQ for at least 30 minutes or until hot.
  2. Place the hot stones, the meat and the spiced vegetables in the pot, pressure cooker or container in layers.
  3. Finish by adding about 1 to 2 cups (300-500ml) of water, enough to generate steam during cooking.

  4. Close the container and place it on the BBQ at medium/high heat. The heat of the stones will help to ensure even cooking.
  5. It usually takes at least 2 hours to cook khorkhog but it doesn't hurt to cook longer if necessary.
  6. Khorkhog is served hot with a stone on the side of the plate.