The 14th Annual Cleaver Awards voting will close in a few days. The Karaglen SuperSpar butchery has already won 10 awards under the expert guidance of master butcher, Marius Jordaan. “This year we hope to make it to the top again,” says Marius.

“If we make it, it will be the 11th consecutive year that Karaglen SuperSpar’s meat market has featured at the awards,” he says, adding, “we could not have done it without our valued supporters”. Around 30 000 nominations are received from around South Africa every year.

To vote for Karaglen SuperSpar and Marius click here.

To find out more about the Cleaver Awards and Beef Talk, check out this page. The awards were launched in 2005 with the aim of highlighting quality in the red meat industry. Feedback from consumers has shown that the majority of consumers perceive the Cleaver Awards to be a seal of approval when buying red meat. Every year it is up to the customers to nominate and vote for their favourite butchery.

Nomination process

Nominations opened between October and December last year. Consumers around the country set out to vote and nominate for their best butchery. In 2017, over 30,000 public nominations were received and 100 finalists were assessed against a 212-point checklist.

In the 2017 awards, some of the National Winners scored up to 99,8%. The competition is tough and the standard is even tougher. The Cleaver Award winners are recognised for their commitment to service excellence in the meat industry.

Our past Cleaver Awards:

  • 2008 – Platinum Award in the Provincial Category.
  • 2009 –Platinum Award winner in the National Category.
  • 2010 – Platinum Award recipient in the Provincial Category.
  • 2011 – Platinum Award winner in the National Category.
  • 2012 – Gold Award recipient in the Provincial Category.
  • 2013 – Karaglen SuperSpar wins Platinum in the Provincial Category.
  • 2014 – Gold Award winner in the National Category.
  • 2015 – Platinum Award in the National Category.
  • 2016 – National Gold Winner.
  • 2017 – Gold in the National Category.

Have a look at some of our best beef recipes:

• Potjiekos – Beef and Vegetable Pot 

Nothing says South African quite like a potjie! We love the idea of a traditional hearty beef pot left to simmer while the family catches up.

• Steamed Dumplings with Savoury Beef Filling

Place the dumplings on a serving tray. Serve with a dipping sauce as a starter or light snack. Reheat leftover dumplings by steaming for 5 minutes. Alternatively shallow fry in a little oil for 5 minutes.

• Traditional Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff is a simple yet elegant family dinner. This amazing dish can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. 

• Beef Mince Meatballs

These are simply great for serving with spaghetti in a rich tomato and herb pasta sauce, or with mashed potato and topped with gravy.

• Roast Beef Horseradish Spirals

These are a little more difficult to pull off. When done right, they will show off your budding culinary flare. They also look great on your dinner table and taste amazing.

• Bushveld Sirloin of Beef With Amarula Cream Sauce

Place the sliced Beef on serving dishes and drizzle with the Amarula Cream Sauce. This is a great dish to serve with roasted potato wedges and a light salad.

• Irish Pub Beef Stew

Serve this traditional Irish dish with Irish Soda Bread and butter. This is a great meal for those cooler or rainy nights. Gather the family around for this winner.

• Whiskey Glazed Flat Iron Steaks and Grilled Potatoes

You’ll have a winner on your hands with this flawless recipe.