Revered Kaizer Chiefs legend Stanton Fredericks recently joined celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng to cook up a storm for the Nedbank Cup’s Last Eight matches. The Nedbank Cup games were played last weekend as Mamelodi Sundowns dispatched the University of Pretoria on Friday night.

    In the other three games, defending Nedbank Cup title holders, Orlando Pirates faced AmaZulu, and the game ended in a 4-2 victory for the Soweto giants. Five-time Ke Yona winners, SuperSport United failed to reach the semi-finals as they stumbled against an in-form Stellenbosch while TS Galaxy saw their exit at the hands of Chippa United. The kitchen, based at Nedbank Cup Ya Rona House in Johannesburg saw the two popular figures, Fredericks and Benny joining forces.

    Watch: Chef Benny and Fredericks Cook Nedbank Cup Snack

    This simple yet delicious meal, prepared by Benny and Fredericks was meant to fuel both the excitement and appetites of football enthusiasts as the Nedbank Cup headed into an action-packed weekend. The Ya Rona House, based in Parktown, Johannesburg is the ultimate intersection between sports, entertainment, and culture.

    And true to its name, which translates to ‘our house’, it invites football fans into the house and gives them some of the best experiences seen in local sport.

    Thanks to Chef Benny, this recipe will transform any match day into a celebration of South African culture, where ‘iDiski’ goes hand-in-hand with exquisite cuisine. Watch the video here:

    The Nedbank Cup Ultimate Match Day Snack Recipe

    Steak sandwich with caramelised onions, chimichurri, and rocket leaves

    (Serves 6)

    Grilled steak

    Season the steak with salt and pepper, then grill it to medium-rare in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil for 5 to 7 minutes. Allow it to rest for 4 minutes before slicing it.

    Tip: The sizzle is key, so ensure that your pan is hot enough to avoid grey-looking meat.

    Chimichurri

    • 300 ml olive oil
    • 6 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 1 bunch chopped parsley
    • 4 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
    • 6 small red chillies, finely chopped
    • 2 tbsp dried oregano
    • Salt and pepper

    Mix all the ingredients and let it sit for 30–40 minutes.

    Tip: Adding lemon zest to your mixture will enhance the flavour of the chimichurri.

    Caramelised onions

    • 6 tbsp olive oil
    • 5 large onions (red or white), sliced
    • Pinch of salt
    • 4 tbsp brown sugar
    • 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar

    Slowly cook the onions with salt for 15 to 25 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar and cook for an additional 5 minutes until sticky.

    Assembly

    Toast ciabatta buns and layer with rocket, tomatoes, dill cucumber, steak, caramelised onions, and chimichurri. Top with the other half of the ciabatta buns.

    As you savour the delicious ingredients of this recipe, don’t miss the chance to celebrate the spirit of Ke Yona, Ya Rona. You could join Chef Benny at Ya Rona House by participating in our weekly Nedbank Cup activities.

    Nedbank Cup Ya Rona House
    Celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng was joined by Kaizer Chiefs legend Stanton Fredericks to cook up a storm ahead of Nedbank Cup games. Image Credit: (Supplied)

    In addition to sharing in the Ya Rona House vibes, if your team wins the Nedbank Cup, so will you. Because for the 1st time, fans will stand a chance to win their share of R5 million in cash and other weekly prizes. For more information, visit nedbankcup.co.za to embark on your journey to glory.

    Looking at a related piece, this publication posted that Nedbank Cup sponsors, Nedbank recently unveiled a brand new and first-of-its-kind content hub in South Africa, Ya Rona House. According to the statement from the Ke Yona sponsors, Nedbank and Levergy PR, the Ya Rona House is Mzansi’s first fully-fledged creator house based in Johannesburg.

    Related: Nedbank Introduces Ya Rona House: First Content Hub in SA

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