Barberton Style Sloppy Joe by Jan Braai
Dropping down the escarpment when travelling from Dullstroom to Barberton we were met by a large number of beautiful roadside stalls selling fresh local produce. This part of the country is famous for avocado pears which were in season during the time of our tour, so we bought a huge bag (along with a selection of citrus). Next stop was the newest addition to the World Heritage sites in South Africa, Makhonjwa Mountains. With a fantastic view over ancient rock formations we lit a fire next to the road and braaied this classic dish with a South African twist.
- Place your cast iron potjie on the fire and heat the oil. Add the onion and green pepper and fry until soft and cooked.
- Add the beef mince and fry until brown and cooked. Add the Royco Bolognese sauce and mix well. Place the lid on the pot and let it simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes.
- Just before serving, toast your bread rolls over the fire on a grid until golden brown and toasted.
- Now build your sloppy Joe, place a good helping of the mince on top of the toasted bun. Top with slices of fresh avocado and serve.
- For bonus points when doing this at home and not next to a road – add grated cheddar cheese and fresh coriander to your Sloppy Joe when serving.
- 1 tot olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 500g good quality beef mince
- 1 packet Royco Bolognese pasta base sauce
- 6 fresh bread rolls
- 2 large avocados