Monkey Gland Sauce Recipe

Monkey Gland Sauce is a very popular condiment in South Africa that goes very well with steak, burgers, ribs, or chicken. It is a tangy sauce that includes a blend of fruit and spices. This Monkey Gland Sauce recipe will help you make your own!

monkey glad sauce recipe

Thanks to Mano Thanos for sending us this Monkey Gland Sauce recipe!

monkey glad sauce recipe

Monkey Gland Sauce Recipe

Mano Thanos
Monkey Gland sauce is a very popular sauce in South Africa. It is especially good on burgers or steak.
Course Condiment
Cuisine South African


  • 1 Onion chopped (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 can Chopped and peeled tomatoes (the small can)
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup Spicy chutney (Mrs. Ball's)
  • 6 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • Oil for frying


  • In a pot or good sized saucepan, sautee the onions and the garlic, until soft and lightly caramelized.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Stir thoroughly to combine and heat through
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for half an hour
  • Serve a generous amount on your grilled or sauteed steak or burger
  • You can also add a little Tobasco sauce for a bit of zing!

You can get the chutney in this recipe online or from World Market. Your other option is to use our chutney recipe and make your own.

If you make this Monkey Gland sauce, let us know in the comments below how it turned out 🙂

Want To Easily Cook Delicious South African Food In The USA?

With this new book, South African Cooking in the USA, it has never been easier!

  • No need to figure out US equivalents for ingredients
  • No need to convert quantities and volumes to US measures
  • More than 170 South African recipes to choose from, including:
    • Samoosas
    • Bunny Chow
    • Bobotie
    • Hot Durban Curry
    • Monkeygland Steak
    • Buttermilk Rusks
    • Melktert
    • Hot Cross buns, and more...


Please share this information...
  • >