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Oven Hāngi Recipe

June 27, 2024

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This warming Hāngi recipe, created by Joy from Murray Halberg Village, serves six people with plenty of leftovers to enjoy the next day.



Meat and vegetables:

  1. 6 pork chops
  2. 6 beef chops
  3. 6 chicken drumsticks
  4. 6 small potatoes
  5. 6 wedges of pumpkin (skin on or off)
  6. 6 pieces of kumara (cut same size as potatoes)
  7. Quarter of a cabbage, thinly sliced


  1. ½ brown onion, chopped
  2. 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon pepper
  5. 2 spring onions, chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  7. 6 slices of bread


Gravy packet, Rota catering foil, baking paper


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Prepare the stuffing:

  • Break the bread into small pieces, either by hand or using a food processor.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté the brown onion, spring onions, salt, pepper, and garlic until the onions are soft (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and mix in the shredded bread. Set aside.

Assemble the parcels:

  • Preheat your oven to 125 degrees Celsius (fan bake) or 130 degrees Celsius (bake). 
  • Lay out a 30cm long sheet of tin foil (Rota’s catering foil works well) and place an equally sized sheet of baking paper on top.
  • Place one pork chop, one beef chop, and one chicken drumstick in the center of the papers.
  • Add one potato, one wedge of pumpkin, and one piece of kumara on top of the meat.
  • Put a handful of stuffing in the middle of the vegetables.

Fold and cook:

  • Fold the foil and baking paper over the meat, vegetables, and stuffing, ensuring all sides are covered.
  • Repeat the above steps for the remaining ingredients to create six parcels in total.
  • Place all the parcels in a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for four hours.
  • 15 minutes before taking the parcels out of the oven, sauté the cabbage in a pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter.  


  • Once the parcels are cooked, prepare some gravy (use a packet mix or you could make your own) and mix in the cooked cabbage. 
  • For each parcel, pour the gravy/cabbage over the food and fold the parcel again until ready to serve.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!