Four ways with tomatoes

Tomato-based Rhodes Quality recipes, perfect for winter

Winter Breakfast with Butter Bean Shakshuka, Rhodes Quality style

Ingredients

  • 410g can Rhodes Quality Tomatoes, Chopped & Peeled
  • Did you know? Tomatoes are rich in natural vitamins and antioxidants, perfect to fight off those nasty winter bugs!
  • 410g can Rhodes Quality Butter Beans
  • 4 large eggs
  • 30ml (2Tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 10ml (2tsp) smoked paprika
  • 5ml (1tsp) ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 65ml (¼ cup) fresh parsley, chopped
  • To serve: fresh crusty bread

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Cook the garlic and onion until softened. Add the green pepper and fry for a few minutes more.
  3. Add the Rhodes Quality tomatoes. Add the paprika and cumin and season to taste.
  4. Simmer the sauce over a low heat until thickened.
  5. Add the Rhodes Quality Butter Beans and simmer to heat through.
  6. Make four wells in the tomato sauce and crack four eggs into the wells.
  7. Cover with a lid and continue to simmer until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  8. Top with parsley and serve immediately with fresh bread.

Biltong pizza with a South African twist

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • 600g plain flour
  • 10ml (2 tsp) salt
  • 5ml (1 tsp) sugar
  • 10g packet instant dry yeast
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) olive oil
  • ± 400ml (1¾ cup) lukewarm water

Topping

  • 410g can Rhodes Quality Chopped & Peeled Tomatoes with Mixed Herbs – perfect if you’re in a hurry
  • 410g can Rhodes Pineapple Pieces in Syrup, drained
  • 150g sliced biltong
  • 350g Mozzarella cheese, grated

Method

  1. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the top and add the olive oil.
  3. Add 250 ml (1 cup) warm water to the flour and work the mixture together.
  4. Continue adding the remaining water, a little at a time, until the dough is soft yet firm and is kneadable without sticking.
  5. Knead the dough by hand for about ten minutes or until the dough is elastic and smooth.
  6. Form the dough into a ball and place in a floured bowl.
  7. Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm spot to rise until it has doubled in size.
  8. Knockdown with your fist and knead again.
  9. Divide into 4 equal balls.
  10. Roll out the dough for the pizza bases and place on a lightly floured baking tray.
  11. Spread a few tablespoons for the Rhodes Quality Chopped and Peeled Tomatoes with mixed herbs over each pizza base.
  12. Top with the Rhodes Quality Pineapple Pieces, biltong and mozzarella cheese.
  13. Bake the pizza in an oven preheated to 200˚C for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and the pizza topping golden.

Beef Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 125ml (½ cup) onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) dry oregano
  • 125 ml (½ cup) dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • 410g can Rhodes Quality Tomato and Onion mix
  • 200ml can coconut milk
  • 65ml (¼ cup) chopped basil leaves
  • To serve: grated Parmesan cheese, cooked pasta

Method

  1. Place the beef mince, garlic, onion and dried oregano into a bowl.
  2. Add the breadcrumbs and egg and mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly into 24 pieces and roll into balls.
  5. Heat the Rhodes Quality Tomato and Onion Mix in a non-stick frying pan.
  6. Add the coconut milk and bring the sauce back to a simmer.
  7. Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  8. Season the sauce to taste and stir in the fresh basil.
  9. Sprinkle the cheese over the meatballs and serve with pasta.

Easy Chicken Chilli

Ingredients 

  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) sunflower oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced
  • 10ml (2 tsp) Pakco Hot Masala
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) dried red chilli flakes
  • 410g can Rhodes Quality Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 410g can Rhodes Quality Tomato and Onion Mix
  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • To serve: grated cheddar cheese, sour cream

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion until softened.
  2. Add the garlic and fry for a few minutes more.
  3. Add the peppers, the Pakco Hot Masala, cumin and chilli flakes.
  4. Add the Rhodes Quality Whole Peeled Tomatoes and Rhodes Quality Tomato and Onion mix.
  5. Bring the sauce to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked, shredded chicken and heat through.
  7. Season to taste.
  8. Serve topped with the cheddar cheese and sour cream.