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November 29, 2016

Beef And Brocolli Salad

Beef And Brocolli Salad Save Print This great salad combines beef, broccoli, and tomatoes with a creamy horseradish dressing. You can use roast beef from the […]
March 5, 2020

Who are the key buyers of South African beef?

Seeing that there are concerns surrounding the potential impact of  the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in South African beef exports, I thought I should revisit a piece I wrote late […]
March 4, 2020

What Caused the Obesity Epidemic

In February this year Cape Town was fortunate to host the Old Mutual Health Summit in the Cape Town Convention Centre. Organized by Karen Thomson it […]
February 5, 2020

Red meat ‘most perfect food’ for humans, closely followed by milk

There is not a single proven case of eating red meat or processed meat actually causing a cancer said Professor Robert Pickard, emeritus professor of neurobiology […]
February 5, 2020

South Africans work harder for cheaper meat – study

Johannesburg – South Africa’s meat is 20% less expensive than the world average, a new study has shown. But South Africans often have to work more […]
February 4, 2020

Humans owe their evolution to the South African who invented the braai

Not only did discovering how to cook with fire help the human race evolve, but it also gave Mzansi a national cooking method that’s capable of […]
February 3, 2020

Red meat trends from the world’s biggest food trade show

Anuga 2019, the world’s largest food trade show held in Cologne, Germany every two years, was recently held. The event attracts more than 170 000 trade […]

Useful tips

  • Lean beef seems to be an important part of a healthy mother's eating programme - especially when expecting!
  • To ensure that you are not disappointed in the quality of your beef, only buy classified meat products.
  • Beef contains a power pack of nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, B-vitamins and selenium

Potjiekos – Beef and Vegetable Pot

Use a size 3 Pot. Normally served with Rice.
– From

  • 30ml cooking oil
  • 1kg stewing beef, cubed
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 125ml dried apricots, soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 6 baby marrows, sliced
  • 250ml cabbage, chopped
  • 1 tomato, peeled and sliced
  • Pepper to taste
  • 30ml dried parsley
  • 125ml sweet Sherry/Port
  • 125L Soya sauce
  • 5 ml Black pepper
  • 3ml dry mustard
  • 1ml dry rosemary
  • 1ml dry thyme
  • 1 cube beef stock
  • 500ml boiling water

Heat the oil in the pot and brown the meat and kidney till almost brown. Add the onions and brown together.

Mix the ingredients of the sauce and add it to the pot. Stir well, cover with the lid and simmer for 2 hours.

Layer the dried fruit and then the veggies as they appear in the recipe. Sprinkle some pepper over the tomatoes.

Cover with the lid and allow the pot to simmer for about 1.5 hours or until the veggies are done.

November 15, 2016

Potjiekos – Beef and Vegetable Pot

Potjiekos – Beef and Vegetable Pot Save Print Use a size 3 Pot. Normally served with Rice. – From 30ml cooking oil 1kg stewing beef, […]
November 10, 2016

Beef Mince Meatballs

Beef Mince Meatballs Beef Mince Meatballs Save Print Great to serve with spaghetti in a rich tomato and herb pasta sauce, or with mashed potato and […]
November 8, 2016

Traditional Beef Babotie

Traditional Beef Bobotie Traditional Beef Babotie Save Print Traditionally served with yellow rice, sliced banana, chutney. Serving with fresh corn on the cob or even fresh […]