Recipes - Let's make a delicious braaibroodjie


  • 8 slices of fresh white or brown bread
  • 200g cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Butter for spreading on the bread


  1. Prepare the Braai (Barbecue):
  • Start by lighting your braai and allowing the flames to die down, leaving a bed of hot coals. The ideal braai temperature is medium to medium-high heat.
  1. Assemble the Ingredients:
  • Lay out the slices of bread on a clean surface.
  • Place a layer of cheddar cheese on four slices of bread.
  • Add a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese.
  • Distribute the thinly sliced onions evenly over the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste over the vegetables.
  1. Construct the Braaibroodjies:
  • Top each prepared slice with another slice of bread, creating a sandwich.
  1. Butter Up:
  • Spread a generous amount of butter on the outer sides of each sandwich. This helps create a golden, crispy exterior.
  1. Grill the Braaibroodjies:
  • Place the prepared braaibroodjies on the grill. Allow them to cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until the bread is toasted, and the cheese is melted.


  1. Flip and Grill:
  • Carefully flip the sandwiches using a spatula. The goal is to achieve an even, golden-brown color on both sides.
  1. Check for Doneness:
  • Ensure the cheese has melted completely, and the bread is crisp on the outside.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Remove the braaibroodjies from the grill and let them cool for a minute.
  • Cut each sandwich into halves or quarters for easy sharing.

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