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Braaibroodjie (South African Grilled Cheese Sandwich)

Braaibroodjie (South African Grilled Cheese Sandwich)- Am going to give you one more reason to fire up the grill this season.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 376kcal
Author Imma


  • 2-3 Large Onion Sliced
  • 3-4 Fresh Sliced Tomatoes
  • Mango Chutney Homemade chutney here
  • 8 Slices or more good-quality bread White, Wheat
  • 8 Cheese sliced or grated cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mayonnaise optional
  • Caramelized Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons or more Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • Onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 3-5 minute
  • To ensure crispy bread butter both sides of the bread.
  • Then layer sandwiches with onion, tomatoes, cheese slices or grated cheese, chutney, you may season with pepper, if using store bought chutney
  • Cover with the remaining slices of bread.

Pan grill

  • Preheat grill pan or large skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 3 minutes per side or until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.


  • Clean barbecue of any remaining food after grilling, if necessary oil grill with paper towel dipped in a little bit of oil,
  • Place the sandwiches on the grill or inside a barbeque basket, it really helps facilitate flipping the sandwich around if you are a novice, slowly grill until they are golden brown and cheese has melted, about 2 minutes or more per side, depending on grill. Be careful when grilling because they grill up fast.


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1145IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.2mg