Best BBQ chops for the braai

Braai season is on its way! South Africans love to create marinades to suit their own particular style, these BBQ chops are amazing!

BBQ chops can be made with rubs or marinades. Personally, we love a marinade that gets your fingers all sticky and this one is perfection!

Van Loveren BBQ Chops

6 large leg chops (lamb or mutton)
1 large onion
25 ml oil
100g sugar
60ml fresh sage
4 garlic cloves
125ml vinegar
125ml boiled water
10 ml salt
2 sprigs of rosemary
Salt and pepper

Sauté onion in oil.
Add sugar and fry a bit.
Whilst continuing to stir the onions add garlic and continue cooking.
Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another minute.
Allow marinade to cool.
Score the fat on the chops.
Place the chops in the marinade for 4 – 6 hours.
Put the chops on the fire or Weber for 5-6 minutes on both sides.
Keep a little bit of marinade aside and rub on the chops when turning.

Whether you dress it up on a dinner plate or you eat them straight off the fire with your fingers, a glass of full-bodied Van Loveren blend comprising 60% cabernet sauvignon and merlot. all-fired-up-bbq-chops

Do you make your own BBQ marinade? Or do you prefer something different on your braai meat?


  1. This sounds delicious.
    My personal quick and favorite and cheap 1 is:
    Tomato sauce
    Italian Herbs
    2 Garlic cloves
    About 2 spoons of each and a sprinkle of herbs.
    Based well on meat or leave to soak delicious on braai or in oven
    Yup thats easy and cheap for this single mom let alone tasty and my favorite as well as a win with the kids and adults

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