Celebrate Father’s Day with a Hearty Winter Lunch

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Recipes

Don’t know what to make for Father’s Day lunch? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. With winter in full force, it’s the perfect time to prepare something warm and hearty for Dad this Father’s Day.

READ MORE: 25 Great Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day

A Taste of Tradition: Curried Tripe

Celebrate Father's Day with a Hearty Winter Lunch

Tripe has a rich heritage in many South African households, treasured for its unmistakable taste, cultural significance and culinary comfort. Woolies’ ox tripe, designed to suit the dynamic lifestyles of contemporary families, can be ready in less than 45 minutes with minimal fuss. Beyond being a useful source of protein, tripe is loaded with essential nutrients. Scientists have found that it can benefit a healthy diet, as long as it’s enjoyed in moderation.

Curried Tripe

Sharon Mbonambi
The woolies ox tripe is slow cooked in a rich beef stock to ensure the best flavour, tenderness and succulence. Ready to be heated.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine South African
Servings 6


  • 2 T canola oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • ½ green pepper chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 2 T Woolworths medium curry powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 t paprika
  • 400 g can Italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1 kg Woolworths slow-cooked ox tripe
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 T smooth apricot jam
  • 3 x 410 g cans Woolworths samp and beans heated


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and sauté the onions, green pepper, and potatoes for about 8 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder, garlic, and paprika and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the spices from catching.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tripe, mix, season with salt and pepper, and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes.
  • Lastly, add the apricot jam and check the seasoning.
  • Serve hot with pap, samp, or steamed bread.
Keyword bean, dinner, Easy Meals, High-Protein, winter

Sweet Finishes: Easy Desserts

With your main sorted, here are two dessert dishes from UCook that you can serve Dad. The best part is, you don’t have to be a master chef to prepare them.

Celebrate Father's Day with a Hearty Winter Lunch

Classic Malva Pudding

Made with Locally Sourced Fresh Cream and Butter

A delicious sponge pudding made with apricot jam and then generously smothered in a rich butter and cream sauce. A true South African classic! Comes in a 490 g size and serves 4-6 people.

Celebrate Father's Day with a Hearty Winter Lunch

Apple & Cinnamon Crumble

Handcrafted in Small Batches

Classic cinnamon-spiced apples topped with a crunchy, golden brown oat crumble. Comes in a 680 g size and serves 6-8 people.

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