Braai Sauce Recipes from South Africa

Braai Sauce Recipe

For the best braai sauce recipes, I have mostly gone on what I learnt as a child growing up in Zimbabwe. Commercial braai sauces were not available in the shops and we only went down to South Africa for the traditional beach holiday in Durban once every two years, so we made our own braai sauces and marinades, here are a few of my favourites. For those of you who don’t know a South African braai is our (including Zimbabwean) word for barbecue/ barbeque/ BBQ.

This recipe is part of my section on the best BBQ sauces from around the world the other sections include: the best barbecue sauce recipe from the USA, best BBQ sauce recipe from Australia and the best barbeque sauce recipe from Argentina, you can then try them out and let me know which you think is best!

Ok lets get started on the best Braai Sauce Recipe from South Africa:

South African Braai Sauce Recipe

South African Braai SauceThis is a braai sauce recipe that we often used, it can also be used as a marinade or for basting your meat on the braai, you can then use the rest as a braai sauce.

Braai Sauce ingredients

  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green sweet pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 50 ml brown vinegar
  • 15 ml cooking oil
  • 1 tin whole tomatoes, chopped (don’t buy a tin of chopped tomatoes as they are not a good quality)
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 30 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ml Tabasco Sauce, you can use cayenne pepper as a substitute
  • 50 ml brown sugar
  • 5 ml French mustard
  • 30 ml fruit chutney – preferably Mrs Balls Original Chutney

To Make the Braai Sauce:
Making this braai sauce is really easy, all you have to do is:

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan
  2. Fry the onions, garlic and sweet pepper until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the vinegar and the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

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