South African Braai Broodjie Recipe

South African Braai Broodjie Recipe

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes


2 people
Braai Broodjie

It may look simple, but these braai broodjies are more than meets the eye! Cooked over an open flame or barbecue grill this cheesy, melted sandwich is a traditional side dish to South African barbecue, akin to American comfort foods that remind us of our childhood. 


Want to see how it’s done? We have the video right here


Thanks to the chefs at Rattan Direct for this recipe. 


  • 4 slices of white bread
  • Soft butter
  • Slices of cheese
  • Slices of tomato
  • Slices of onion


  • 1 Butter the bread on the outside as if you are making a Breville toasty.
  • 2 Sandwich the filling inside.
  • 3 Place the sandwiches in the cool indirect side of the grill to cook and melt through.
  • 4 To brown, move to the hot part of the grill and watch carefully as they go pretty quickly.



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