GREEN BEAN BREDIE RECIPE
A traditional South African Stew
Bredies are named after the major vegetable component, in this case Green Bean Bredie.
There are various types of bredie, Green Bean Bredie being one of the most common favorites.
To ensure your Bredie has rich gravy the mutton, which should be rolled in flour before browning, should have a fair amount of fat and bone.
Heat the sunflower oil in a saucepan, add the mutton and brown evenly.
Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
Add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds.
Dissolve the stock cube in the hot water and add to the saucepan.
Cover the saucepan with a lid and simmer until the mutton is tender, this should take about 1¾ to 2 hours.
Add the beans and potatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes
Serve your Green Bean Bredie with rice and tomato and onion salad.
This Green Bean Bredie Recipe will serve 8-10 depending upon hunger levels. Any remainder may be refrigerated and served within the next two days when you will find it more flavorful.
As a matter of fact I always prepare my bredie a day in advance and leave it to mature in the refrigerator, it's then an easy matter to reheat it.