Budget dinner series: Part 1

Bangers and mash with a sweet-chilli glaze: R50 for 2.

by: Caro de Waal | 01 Jul 2010

Budget eating does not mean eating plain, boring meals that leave you tasteless and in need of an immediate chocolate gorge-session.

You can dine in style on a shoestring with a little imagination and a whole lot of sass.  Let’s get quick, easy and delicious!

Bangers and mash with a sweet-chilli glaze: R50 for 2


A packet of good porkers (or beef/venison if you don’t eat pork)
4 potatoes
75g butter
75ml - 100ml milk for the mash
1 T of sweet chilli sauce
1 T canola oil
½ head of broccoli
1-2 cloves of garlic (to your taste)


Peel the potatoes, chop in quarters, place in a pot of cold, salted water and bring to the boil.
Place the sausages in a pan and pan-fry them in a little canola or vegetable oil.
Steam/ boil the broccoli until it is just done and remove from the water.
Mash the potatoes with 50g of the butter and milk and season to taste.
When the sausages are browning nicely and almost done, add the 2 T of sweet-chilli sauce and toss, cooking for a further few minutes. Then remove from the pan.
Crush the garlic and toss the broccoli in the remaining butter and the garlic for 3-5 mins.

Serve with: Extra chilli sauce.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Try these tasty alternatives!

1.       Add 250ml of cream and 1 T wholegrain mustard at the same time as you would the sweet-chilli for a creamy mustard version.

2.       Caramelise some onions for a relish over the sausages and add 1 T of mustard to your mash to add a bit of zip.


- Caro de Waal

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