Delicious Homemade Monkey Gland Sauce – Step-by-Step Recipe & Video

Monkey Gland Sauce Recipe

Monkey Gland Sauce is almost as synonymous with South African childhood memories as the steakhouses in which they were made. From Monkeygland Steaks to, Monkeygland burgers to ribs and chicken, I think the only thing we didn’t eat it on was ice cream 🙂

No monkeys are harmed making the sauce 😉

So just to clarify for my non-South African mates that might be reading this: Despite the name, the sauce does not contain any monkey glands or any other monkey parts :p

Where has my Monkey Gland Sauce gone?

Unfortunately this delicious sauce seems to have lost a little of its popularity in recent times, and you don’t see too much of it on shelves or menus anymore… so if you’ve got a MonkeyGland craving… why not try make some of your own. It’s really quite easy.

Check out the recipe & video below for a lekker homemade monkey gland sauce recipe.

Monkey Gland Sauce on steak

Homemade Monkey Gland Sauce

How to make your own monkey gland Sauce – A very easy homemade South African monkeygland recipe for BraaiBoyTV
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 750 ml
Author: BraaiBoy


  • 50 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 2 medium Onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic - finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Water - boiling
  • 25 ml Brown Vinegar
  • 25 ml Worcestershire Sauce
  • 100 ml HP Sauce
  • 100 ml Fruit Chutney
  • 250 ml Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 pinch Chilli Powder - or Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

How To Braai

  • Fry up onions in the oil until it starts becoming translucent
  • Add garlic and fry for a minute or 2
  • Add rest of the ingredients (Water, Vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, HP sauce, Fruit Chutney, Tomato Sauce, Brown Sugar, Chilli, Salt)
  • Mix it up good & proper, and let it chill out on a low heat for about 15 min, stirring occasionally.


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Did you try the monkey gland sauce recipe? Or maybe you’ve got some other sauce or marinade that you haven’t tried in ages? Either way, I love hearing what you think, so please let me know in the comments below.

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