Hello my beautiful banting buddies! Today, I am making my childhood favourite…Tomatoe Bredie..om nom nom! This is a traditional Cape Malay dish which my mum often made as we were growing up. To this day, I have not found anyone who makes it as tasty as she does, you can totally taste the love in every spoonful lol. So here I am trying to recreate this bowl of deliciousness, in a low carb and banting-friendly meal option. I would say that if you are trying to lose weight with the banting lifestyle, then don’t go heavy on the sweet potatoes as they have quite a bit more carbs than other veggies.
I really hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Give it a try and let me have your thoughts? If you do it differently, feel free to share and let us know so that we can all benefit from each other. I love having you here and I would love to hear from you! Xx
3 – 4 tblsp of olive oil
400g meat (I used cutlets)
1 clove of garlic (optional)
2 small green chillies (optional)
1 tin of tomato paste (210g)
1 large sweet potato
½ tsp pink himalayan salt (to taste)
½ tsp white pepper (to taste)
4 tblsp of xylitol (to taste)
1. Heat the olive oil in a pot on medium heat.
2. Add the chopped onions and braise until translucent.
3. Now add the meat and braise until it is a lovely brown colour. This is very important for the flavour of the dish.
4. Add the pink Himalayan salt, the white pepper, the chopped chillies and the chopped garlic to the meat and braise for about a minute.
5. Add a cup of warm water and cook until the meat is nice and tender. If necessary, continue to add water and cook until the meat is done.
6. Add the chopped tomato to the meat and braise for approximately 2 minutes before adding the tin of tomato paste. Allow to simmer for another 2 minutes (while continuously stirring).
7. Now add the cubed sweet potato to the pot and blend with the tomato mixture.
8. Add 2 cups of warm water to the pot and allow to cook on medium heat until the sweet potatoes are soft.
9. Add xylitol to taste and then give it a good stir. This step is very important in order to cancel out the acidity of the tomato.
10. Enjoy your delicious Banting Tomato Bredie! 🙂
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Ooh looks so yummy I am craving for this now. Tomato bredie is also one of my childhood favourites, along with pumpkin bredie. Sweet potato sounds like a nice spin on this recipe. I will try it next time. I love to add cinnamon sticks to my tomato bredie. ?
Pumpkin Bredie actually sounds like a great idea for our winter recipe theme 🙂 Thanks Zaahida Joel xx