Winning with DRUM and Shoprite

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Find out whose budget-friendly dish scored the R2 500 Shoprite voucher

The dinnertime hustle is one moms know all too well. What to make? How to keep the whole family happy – and how to stretch that food budget?! These tasks are even harder during lockdown, but our readers showed they’re always up for a challenge.

We set out to find out how SA families are making their money go further and supermoms flocked in, sharing their tasty family dinners made for R100 or less.

Shoprite sweetened the deal with a R2 500 voucher for the winning meal that was judged based on creativity and, overall, budget. Ultimately, Yoland Collins’ curried pork trotters dish made with private-labelled “house-brand” products won – proving you can get more for your moolah without the big price tag.

Here’s to all moms who make magic in the kitchen – every day – and a big congratulations to Yoland!

Try Yoland’s recipe

Canned Butter Beans with Pork Trotters Curry and Rice




60ml (1/4c) cooking oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

15ml (1T) hot curry powder

2 large pork trotters, preboiled and sliced into pieces

2 potatoes, cut into 4 quarters each

250ml (1c) watersalt

1 can (410g) butter beans

small handful coriander

curry leaf with stem


  • Pour the oil in a pot and put on medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic in when the oil is hot and fry until the onion starts browning.
  • Add the curry powder and stir well, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the trotters and beans, stir well and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and mix well.
  • Add the water and salt and stir.
  • Add the beans, coriander and curry leaf and close pot. Leave to cook for 20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.


  • Boil 500ml (2c) rice*, add 15ml (2T) salt and strain in a colander when cooked.
  • Put the cooked rice back in the pot and on the stove to steam on low temperature.Dish may be served with carrot salad

*Rice may be substituted with pap or roti.

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