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Chakalaka Mozzarella Skillet Melt

Chakalaka Mozzarella Skillet Melt


This is the tastiest way to kick off your next braai. Gooey mozzarella cheese with spicy chakalaka, delish.

  • Serves: 4-6 |
    4-6 servings
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  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 15 mins
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olive oil
10 baby tomatoes, sliced in half
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 small sweet yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
a knob of ginger, peeled and chopped
1-2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
1 x 400 g tin chakalaka (mild or spicy, depending on your preference)
1 x 400 g tin baked beans
1 C (250 ml) rainbow slaw (mix of red and green cabbage and carrot)
100 g Ladismith Mozzarella, grated

To Serve

small bunch fresh coriander, chopped
4 slices of mielie bread or roosterkoek, halved and toasted


Place a large cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a glug of olive oil then place the tomatoes face down into the pan. Fry until they are starting to char, then remove from the pan and set aside.

Add another glug of oil to the pan; add the onion and sliced peppers for a few minutes until softened, then add the garlic, ginger and chilli. Fry for another minute until fragrant, then add the chakalaka and beans. Mix to combine, bring to a simmer and then remove from the heat.

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Stir in the rainbow slaw, then place the tomatoes on top, cut side up. Add the grated mozzarella in pockets around the pan.

Place the cast iron frying pan into the oven to grill until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown and bubble.

To Serve

Remove from the heat and garnish with fresh coriander and serve immediately with toasted mielie bread or roosterkoek slices.