Green Bean Bredie

Green bean bredie is according to many South Africans sort of a Green bean stew 2.0 :-). Lamb or mutton pieces are combined with green beans, onions, garlic and blend of aromatic spices and slow cooked to perfection.


Preparation time: 30 minutes 
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Cooking time: at least 2 Hours
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Resting time: 60 minutes
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Total time needed: at least 3 H 30 minutes
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Grade of Difficulty: standard



This recipe was inspired by "melkkos and merlot" you can find her recipe here


Ingredients
for 
Green Bean Bredie

Green bean bredie ingredients
  • 2 tbs. Olive oil
  • 2 tbs. Butter
  • 500 gram / 17.6 oz stewing lamb or mutton
  • 600 gram / 21.2 oz fresh green beans, ends cut off, half chopped into 5 cm / 2 inch pieces, half kept whole
  • 2 medium sized onions, halved and sliced
  • 5 Cloves of garlic, chopped fine
  • 7 Baby potatoes, quartered
  • 1 Leek, halved, sliced and washed
  • 500 ml mutton stock
  • 10 black pepper corns, crushed
  • 2 cloves, ground
  • 1 small piece of mace or nutmeg, ground (should be less than 1/4 tsp.
  • 3 Allspice, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. Coriander seeds crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest



Instructions

  • Sprinkle meat with salt, pepper, paprika, sugar and a little flour from all sides
  • Heat the oil in a large pan on medium heat and fry till all sides are golden brown
  • Remove meat from pan and place in a large pot
  • Add onions to the pan you fried the meat in and braise them for two minutes, add the remaining flour and stir well, 
  • Once onions start to brown add garlic and leeks and braise for another 2 minutes
  • Take pan off the heat and place large pot with the meat on the hot plate
  • Add butter and onion garlic leek mix to the pan, mix all
  • Add mutton stock and spices to the pot, cover with a lid, reduce heat and gently simmer the bredie for 30 minutes
  • Next add potatoes and half the green beans to the pot, stir briefly, cover again and simmer green bean bredie for another 30 minutes
  • Once the time is up gently stir bredie and let it simmer for another 30 minutes
  • Then add remaining beans stir briefly and simmer for a final 30 minutes
  • Now the meat should be really tender. Switch stove of.

Add lemon zest to garnish and serve hot with some slices of freshly baked bread.  

(Optional) Like many prepared food dishes this green bean bredie will even taste better once the flavors of the different ingredients had some time to mature and blend a little longer. So if you let it stand overnight and gently warm it up before you want to eat you might even enjoy it more the following day.




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