Tomato Bredie

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by GT in SA

Traditional South African fare. Rich and filling.

Top Review by French Tart

Fantastic! A wonderful recipe which filled the whole house with it's tantalising aroma whilst cooking! I stuck to the recipe with only a couple of very minor changes; I added a little bit of sugar & also just a couple of cardamoms - I hope your Mum will not mind GT in SA!!! I had a wonderful suggestion by GT in SA, that I make potbrood to go with this - I ran out of time, but I will make it that way next time. I served it with my own Saffron Scented Yellow Rice and some homemade Peach & Courgette chutney; wall to wall nostalgia - I even found myself singing Sarie Marie......."take me back to the old transvaal"........whilst making it!! I recommend this recipe for an easy & hearty casserole/stew - with a bit of attitude! Thanks for posting this - a keeper for me - in my SA cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onions, peppercorns, cloves and 1/2 cup water in saucepan until water has evaporated.
  2. Add oil and cinnamon and fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add meat, stir thoroughly, turn down heat, cover with tight-fitting lid and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Add tomatoes and chili, adjust seasoning to taste, replace lid and simmer for a further 45 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with boiled potatoes and yellow rice.

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