Tomato Bredie
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
Serves: 6
Typically South African tomato bredie is a stew,also referred to in Afrikaans as 'tamatiebredie', normally made with mutton or lamb.It is a delicious tomato stew traditionally served with fluffy white rice
  • 1 kg beef or shoulder of mutton cut in small chunks
  • 2 tbles oil
  • 1 tbles butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tsps garlic paste
  • 2 tsps salt
  • Ripe red tomatoes (approx 1 kg peeled and chopped) or 2 cans peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 70 g tin tomato paste
  • 1 tbles sugar
  • ½ tsp.chilli powder
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 1 tbles cornflour
  1. Braise the onions in heated oil and butter until golden for approx 5-10mins.
  2. Add meat, salt and garlic paste and simmer over medium heat for approx 30 minutes, stirring from time to time adding very small quantities of water if needed.
  3. Add tomatoes,tomato paste, sugar, chilli powder and simmer very slowly for a further 30 mins
  4. Add the cubed potatoes and continue simmering for another half an hour.
  5. Thicken the gravy with a little cornflour mixed with water.
  6. The bredie improves with keeping.
  7. Prepare a day in advance and leave to mature in the refrigerator.
  8. Reheat and serve with fluffy steamed white rice
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