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Samp & Bean Chakalaka Bake

Serves 6

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

Hands-off time: 1 hour 45 minutes


1 cup IMBO Samp & Beans

3½ cups vegetable stock

½ cup cream

1 tin (410g) mild chakalaka

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

1 cup (125g) grated cheddar cheese

Serving suggestion: Chopped parsley

Roasted chicken drumsticks

Green leafy salad


1. Rinse the IMBO Samp & Beans. Place in a medium sized pot with 3 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and allow to soak for 60 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

3. Drain the water from the soaked IMBO Samp & Beans. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer with the lid tilted for 1 hour or until the stock has been absorbed and the IMBO Samp & Beans are soft and tender. *Chef’s Tip: Great for using leftover samp & beans! 

4. Add the cream, chakalaka and frozen vegetables. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for a further 2-3 minutes. Remove the pot form the heat and stir in half of the grated cheese. *Chef’s Tip: Add some cooked bacon bits for a non-vegetarian option!

5. Transfer the mixture to a medium sized baking dish (26x20cm) and sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.

7. Garnish the samp & bean chakalaka bake with some chopped parsley. Serve with roasted chicken drumsticks and a green salad and ENJOY!

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