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November 5, 2014

Biltong {Beef Jerky} Soup

Delicious, rich and hearty soup made using traditional South-African Biltong which is similar {but not 100% same} as "Beef Jerky"

Biltong is thee savory snack in South-Africa. When I found a recipe for Biltong Soup on the DailyFix site recently, I had to try it immediately.

I would never have thought of making soup with Biltong ! And believe me, my whole family loved the recipe. We have had it countless times already and still crave for more.

Rich, creamy and so comforting ! Both the Cheeses also adds a lot of punch to this recipe for Biltong Soup, but you can play around with the quantities - like Blue Cheese more ? Well then, add more and maybe a little less of the Cheddar.

I am not sure whether the American, Beef Jerky, would work the same way, or even if it can be grated finely, but I did read up on Biltong and Beef Jerky, and found that there are in fact places where one can buy South-African Biltong in the US.

Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom seem to have lots of places where you can buy traditional Biltong. I do hope, wherever you are, that you can get hold of some Biltong and try this recipe as it is most definitely the most delicious Soup we have ever had.

If you would like to read up about the comparisons between Biltong and Beef Jerky etc, you can find all the info HERE.


adapted from: DailyFix


100g Butter
1 t Garlic, crushed
3 TB Flour
1/2 t Nutmeg
1/2 t Ground Coriander
1/2 t Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Chicken Stock
3 cups Milk {increase Milk for a thinner soup}
1/2 cup Fresh Cream
1/3 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
100g Biltong / Beef Jerky {finely grated or the powdered kind for sandwiches}
2 t Sherry
Thin Biltong Slices, to garnish   {optional}


1.) Heat the Butter over medium heat in a medium pot.
2.) Saute the Garlic in the Butter for 1 minute - sprinkle over the Flour, Nutmeg, Coriander and Black Pepper - stir to form a paste.
3.) Add the Stock - stirring continuously to prevent lumps - add the Milk and Fresh Cream, bring to the boil and turn the heat to low.
4.) Add the Blue Cheese and the Cheddar - stir until melted - remove from heat.
5.) Stir in the Biltong and just before serving, stir in the Sherry.

Scoop into serving bowl, garnish with thin Biltong slices and serve immediately with freshly baked, thick slices of bread. The soup will thicken on standing.

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  1. This is the perfect manly man soup! lol LOVE this!

  2. G'day How interesting !Thanks for coming and sharing Linda at our #SayGdayParty Please make sure to revisit if you haven't already and say G'day to the hosts and another person at the party Pinned all! Cheers! Joanne What's On The List? Sharing is Caring!

  3. I did a quick google search and found a few places that will ship this here in the US. I need to try this - especially now that we're heading into our cooler months!

  4. Oh my. I'll have to find some of that meat becuse this soup looks fabulous!! Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays. I hope you can link up again with us link and see if you were featured! - Christie

  5. This is new to me, but you really can't go wrong with beefy, cheesy soup!


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