We all wish we could be superheroes but it’s hard sometimes, hey. Getting a healthy meal on the table after a long day just doesn’t feel like an option, regardless if you’re cooking for one, a family, or a group of friends
If you’re having one of those weeks, this is for you. We’ve rounded up all the best grocery deals from South Africa’s leading supermarkets so you don’t have to slave away for hours in front of a hot stove.
Greek lamb chops – R189.99
Checkers has new mouth-watering meal kits every week. The Greek lamb chops definitely grabbed our attention this week. It’s only R189.99 for two servings, and is ready in under 45 minutes.
Also on special this week is sweet potato and lentil rojan josh curry with rotis, as well as tagliatelle carbonara. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, get the Cape Malay chicken curry for R169.99.
All meal kits come complete with a recipe card. Alternatively, either scan the QR code on the box, or watch the instructional step-by-step videos on their website.
Mac ‘n cheese – R109.99 (1kg)
One kilogram of good ol’ fashioned macaroni and cheese sells for R109.99 this week. The pasta is baked in “a rich cheese sauce and sprinkled with grated cheddar and moazzarella cheese.
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Pick ‘n Pay
Roast chicken and potatoes for under R120.00
On special at Pick ‘ Pay you’ll find four chicken drumsticks and four thighs for only R43.99. Simply get some potatoes too and turn it into a roast fit for a king.
You’ll also need onions, garlic, thyme and rosemary, lemon and seasoning of your choice. Simply place the garlic and onions – sliced, chopped, chunks, it’s up to you – in a roasting pan and drizzle with oil.
Add the rosemary and thyme, a dash of lemon juice, and place the chicken on top. Drizzle with more oil and roast for about one hour and 20 minutes or until cooked through.
For the perfect roast potatoes, peel and halve eight potatoes and simmer until cooked through. Cover the base of a roasting pan with avocado or olive oil and heat for five minutes.
Toss the potatoes with seasoning, spoon in the pan and return to the oven for 40 minutes or unril crispy. Turn or toss every 15 minutes to prevent burning.
Beef stew for under R100.00
With Spar’s bone-in frozen chunks of meat, getting a good, hearty put of beef stew on the table is well within reach.
Remember to add potatoes, carrots and green beans to your trolley. If you’re stuck for inspiration, give this recipe a try.
Recipe: Beef stew with maize meal
- 45ml Sunflower Oil
- 1.5kg of stewing beef (bone-in)
- 3 of large onions, chopped
- 5 carrots , chopped
- 4 stalks of celery fingers, chopped
- 45ml of tomato paste
- 2 of garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes, (400g)
- 250ml of Knorr stock pot beef
- 125ml of Robertson dry white wine
- 400g of mushrooms
- 500ml of full cream milk
- 500ml water
- 250g of Iwisa super maize meal
- 1 can of whole kernel corn, (400g), drained & rinsed
- 30ml of Lurpak butter, salted
- Heat oil in a large pot, brown meat and remove.
- Add vegetables, except mushrooms, and fry.
- Add tomato paste and garlic. Fry for 3 minutes.
- Add beef, tomatoes, stock and wine.
- Simmer for 1½ hours.
- Add mushrooms and simmer for 30 minutes until meat is tender.
- Cool and freeze half the stew. Keep other half warm.
- Bring milk and water to the boil. Stir in maize meal and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add corn to cook through.
- Stir in butter.
- Serve warm stew with maize meal.
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