Nothing beats a homemade Christmas meal. Keep it simple, yet delicious with these no-fail recipes that are sure to impress the whole family. By Ntwenhle Gcabashe Photography by Dylan Swart
Perfect home-cooked Christmas lunch ideas
BEER POT ROAST BRISKET
Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 4 hours Serves: 4–5
2 cups (500ml) stout beer
3 tablespoons (45ml) oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled
4 shallot onions, peeled
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup canned tomatoes
2 bay leaves
4 cups (1ℓ) beef stock
2 large carrots, chopped
1kg grilled baby carrots, for serving
Micro herbs, for serving
Pomegranate seeds, for serving 1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C.
2. Heat oil and brown meat for 2–3 minutes on each side.
3. Add garlic, onions, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, beer, bay leaves, stock and carrots. Cover with foil. Bake for 3½ hours or until tender.
4. Serve immediately with grilled carrots, micro herbs and pomegranate seeds.