Chakalaka, amasi beer braai bread and boerewors

Chakalaka, amasi beer braai bread and boerewors

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Health conscious
  • 45 minutes, plus rising time
  • 40 minutes


  • For the chakalaka:
  • 450 g Woolworths sweet tricolore peppers
  • 6 salad tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 chillies, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 1 x 400 g can haricot or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For the amasi beer bread:
  • 450 g Woolworths Barrettsridge original beer bread mix
  • 1 cup beer
  • ¼–½ cup amasi
  • 50 g flour
  • 600 g Woolworths Grabouw boerewors, braaied
  • 5 g rosemary, to garnish

Cooking Instructions

To make the chakalala, cook the peppers and tomatoes on the braai, turning often, until blackened and blistered. Place in a bowl, cover with clingwrap and allow to steam.

When cool, peel and remove the ribs and seeds from the peppers.

Tear the peppers and tomatoes, then place in a hot skillet or potjie on the coals or on the grid over the fire. Add the garlic, chillies, carrots, celery and beans. Cook for 10 minutes and season to taste.

To make the beer bread, prepare according to package instructions, but only add 1 cup beer and not the full amount as stated.

Gradually add the amasi to form a dough. If the dough gets too sticky, add a little flour until it is easy to knead. Place in a clean bowl, cover and set aside to rise.

Shape the dough into 4–6 balls and leave on a tray to rise again for 1 hour, then place over medium to low coals and cook on both sides until slightly charred and cooked through. Serve with the boerewors, chakalaka and some of the red paprika and roasted pepper butter from the garlic bread if you like.

Garnish with rosemary.

Cook's note: Everyone has their own family recipe for chakalaka but this is the TASTE team’s favourite. Let it sit on the side of the braai while your braai meat rests.

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Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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