Blue cheese burgers with sweet potato wedges

Preheat oven to 180ºC. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin seeds and sea salt. Bake for half an hour. Place the mince, breadcrumbs, garlic, ground cumin and seasoning in a bowl and mix together until combined. Shape into 4 patties. Heat a large frying pan, add a little oil and cook patties on both sides until desired.

To serve Place patties on toasted buns, top with cheese, onion, rocket, and tomato jam. Serve with the sweet potato wedges.

Recipe from Food24.com

  • 600 g beef mince
  • 4 small sweet potatoes olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 Tbs cumin seeds sea salt
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • 4 ciabatta or hamburger rolls, toasted
  • 125 g wedge
  • blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 red onion
  • sliced wild rocket tomato jam or sweet chilli sauc

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Cut sweet potatoes into wedges, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin seeds and sea salt. Bake for half an hour.

Place the mince, breadcrumbs, garlic, ground cumin and seasoning in a bowl and mix together until combined. Shape into 4 patties.

Heat a large frying pan, add a little oil and cook patties on both sides until desired.

  • Preparation time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Total time: 30 Minutes

Steak and mushroom braai pie

Recipe and Image from Food24. Served best with a Salad

  • 600 g brown Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 30 g butter salt and pepper small bunch fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 400 g cooked steak (sliced)
  • 100 ml onion marmalade 2 rolls puff pastry melted butte

Fry the mushrooms with the butter, parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper until all the liquid they give off has fully evaporated from the pan. Set aside to cool.

Take a Braai grid and unroll one sheet of puff pastry directly onto it.

Leaving a 2cm border around the edges of the pastry, spread over the onion marmalade.

Top with the steak, mushrooms, a pinch of salt and pepper and finish with the second sheet of puff pastry.

Pinch and fold over all of the edges to seal the braai pie.

Brush with melted butter, close the grid and place onto the braai. Turn it every 3 minutes for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the pie is browned and the pastry is cooked through.

  • Preparation time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Total time: 30 Minutes

Beer braaied beef short ribs

Recipe From News24

  • 2 kg beef short ribs
  • 1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup dark beer (Castle Milk Stout works well) 1/2 cup malt vinegar 4 thyme sprigs, leaves picked 3 star anise

Place the ribs in a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to come up to a simmer and par cook the ribs for about 30 mins.

Whisk the sugar, garlic, sauces, beer, vinegar, thyme and star anise in a bowl.

Drain the water and pour marinade mixture over the ribs, and allow to cool and marinate for about an hour in the fridge.

Have the braai nice and hot so that the meat and marinade caramelize beautifully. As it is already cooked the ribs will probably only take about 5 – 10 mins to cook. Baste the marinade on while ribs are on the braai.

Once the ribs are done, transfer to a serving dish and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

  • Preparation time: 35 minutes
  • Cook time: 5-10 minutes
  • Total time: 40-45 Minutes