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Try Jan Braai’s Recipe for Beef Trinchado Potjie

Red Hot“Apart from being the first tourists to dock a ship at Mossel Bay, the Portuguese are also famous for a few culinary achievements. One of their best is the rich garlic and chilli-flavoured beef stew known as trinchado,” writes Jan Braai, author of Red Hot.

The National Braai Day website recently shared his recipe for a delicious Beef Trinchado Potjie, which combines rib-eye and rump steak cubes with the robust flavors of Portugal.

Try Jan Braai’s recipe for Beef Trinchado Potjie:

WHAT YOU NEED (serves 6–8)

2 kg steak cubes (I use a combination of rib-eye and rump, cut into 4 cm cubes)
2 tots soy sauce
2 tots olive oil
2 tots butter
2 onions (finely chopped)
10 garlic cloves (crushed or chopped)
1/2 tot cayenne pepper (or chilli powder)
3 bay leaves
2 cups beef stock
1/2 cup brandy (no, not a typing error)
1/2 cup red wine (no, not a typing error)

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Try Jan Braai’s Recipe for Beef Burgers with Bacon and Cheese Sauce

Red HotElle Magazine recently shared this recipe for Jan Braai’s Beef Burgers with Bacon and Cheese Sauce from his cookbook Red Hot. The recipe includes a short excerpt in which he says: “At the time of writing this book, this was my favourite way of making beef burgers at home.”

Try Jan Braai’s Beef Burger recipe:

For the burgers:

1 kg good-quality beef mince
1 tot olive oil
salt and pepper (optional)
1 packet smoked streaky bacon (200–250 g)
6 hamburger rolls (sliced open and buttered on the insides)
lettuce leaves (washed and drained)
2 large tomatoes (sliced)

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Try Jan Braai’s Recipe for Malva Pudding in a Potjie

Red HotElle Magazine has featured Jan Braai’s recipe for a Malva Pudding made in a Potjie Pot on the fire. This is an adaptation of the traditional Malva Pudding recipe, using apricot jam and topped with a sauce made from cream, milk and sugar.

Try the recipe:

Malva Pudding in a Potjie
1 cup flour
1⁄2 tot bicarbonate of soda
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tot apricot jam
1 tot vinegar
1 tot melted butter
1 cup milk

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Try Andrea Burgener’s Unusual Black Coffee Lamb Recipe

Lampedusa PieAndrea Burgener has written a column for Times LIVE about the incongruity of vegetarians and vegans owning pet carnivores. She shares information on a company that sells ethically produced pet food for people feeling conflicted about what they’re feeding their pets.

Burgener, author of Lampedusa Pie, also shared a recipe for Black Coffee Lamb:

Humans are the weirdest animals. Committed vegetarians, and even vegans, obtain pet carnivores (dogs and cats, mainly) to whom they must feed a lifetime’s supply of other animals. Some of these humans turn their carnivores into vegetarians, and I know not what to say about this matter.

For wealthy and conflicted vegans/vegetarians (and human carnivores concerned about provenance), who lie awake at night wondering whether feeding Fluffy is really supporting the road-kill industry, there is an answer: Acana. It’s unlike any other pet food out there.

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Try Andrea Burgener’s Recipe for Beer Cake from Her Cookbook, Lampedusa Pie

Lampedusa PieAndrea Burgener has shared a recipe for Beer Cake with Eat Out, taken from her newly published cookbook, Lampedusa Pie.

This malty cake is filled with raisins and baked with a cinnamony crumble topping. Burgener recommends eating the cake warm, topped with custard or cream and stewed apples:

for the base:

125ml + 1 heaped tbsp butter
500ml sugar
3 eggs
560g self-raising flour
250ml raisins
500ml beer (lager style or similar)

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