South African Biltong Soup

by Marian Brandenburg on March 10, 2019
Marian Brandenburg
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Biltong Soup is a traditional dish enjoyed in South Africa and Zimbabwe featuring African-style jerky. This rich meaty soup is made with beef jerky, Bechamel sauce, potatoes, peas, mushrooms, and onion. Served up with a side of toast. True comfort food made quick and easy using Thrive Life ingredients!

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 25 min

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  1. Add water to sauce pan with onion, bay leaf, mushroom pieces, potato and green peas. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter, pepper, and steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Whisk in Bechamel powder. Bring to boil and simmer 3-4 minutes until thickened.
  4. Lower heat to simmer.
  5. Add cream and cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and smooth.
  6. Shave or dice jerky into very small pieces and stir into the sauce.
  7. Add 2 cups of milk to thin out to desired consistency.
  8. Garnish with Bilton slivers and shredded cheese. Serve with toast.
  9. Substitute beef jerky for Biltong, chipped dried beef, sausage crumbles, diced ham or any meat of your choice to enjoy this rich creamy dish.