Bring on the Branston for Summer

Bring out the Branston

I love experimenting with new flavours, so when Branston asked me to incorporate their amazing range of condiments into our cooking, I was thrilled to get back in the kitchen and start jazzing up our lunches and dinners. 

branston tomato relish

Branston has always been a favourite in our household anyway but I was incredibly interested to see the new flavours that have been appearing on the shelves this year. My Dad was always a plain Ploughman’s lunch with Original Branston Pickle type of guy but I think even he would have been won over by the Sweet Chilli Pickle popped on a hot dog, or a slug of Rich and Smoky sauce on the side of his potato wedges.

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had tacos with beef and lashes of Caramelised Onion Chutney and burgers slathered in tomato relish, but we also wanted to use them as not only additions to our goodies but as an actual ingredient in what we ate.

First up we decided to go for a:

Smoky BBQ Gammon Steaks

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Smoky BBQ Gammon Steak

Quick and simple


  • 1 thick Gammon Steak
  • 1 bottle of Branstons Rich and Smoky Sauce
  • Handful of Grated Cheese
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper


Put oven on 180c (Gas Mark 4)

Take one thick cut gammon steak (cut all the fat off).

Then spoon over a tablespoon on Branstons Rich and Smoky Sauce.

Sprinkle the cheese all over, season with salt and pepper, then pop it in the oven for about 25 mins or until cooked.

That’s all there is to that one. Quick, easy and very tasty!

Sunday Roast is also given a bit of a facelift if you spoon a huge, luscious tablespoon of caramelised onion relish bland Yorkshire Pudding batter! We always use the Yorkshire Pudding Recipe from BBC Good Food which makes 12 huge puds but before you put the batter in to cook, add one heaped tablespoon of Branstons Caramelised Onion Chutney to the batter. You can even add a mini sausage to the batter too once it’s in the tin. If you want to take that further then turn it into a toad in the hole! It certainly peps up the plain and takes it to the next level.

Branston Caramelised Onion Chutney

But these are not all you can do with Branstons range. If you check out the website there is a whole host of recipes where you can experience the diversity of the range from Sticky Pork Chops to Cheese, Pickle and Potato Pie. Don’t they sound amazing?

It’s definitely time you Bring out the Branston for your family and ramp up your tastebuds this Summer – we are!


35 thoughts on “Bring on the Branston for Summer

  1. I love a BBQ sauce, and I didn’t know Branston made anything suitable. Ones to look out for! That’s a very creative take on Yorkshire puddings, too.

  2. I love branston pickle on my sandwiches. never thought about using it in my cooking though, but I like your recipe and might have to try it out.

  3. Love Branston Pickle! Have never thought of having it with gammon before – which is odd as I have it with ham all the time!

  4. I literally had to hunt down the Branston hot jalepeno relish this year. I love it and I cannot eat a burger without it on it, every other type of relish is too sickly or too spicy. I was having so much trouble finding it that I thought it had been discontinued but thankfully I found it a few weeks ago. If you haven’t tried it, it is a must.

  5. Branston reminds me of my childhood – we always had it at my grandmother’s house when she did us her own version of a ploughman’s lunch. Of course, the range is more varied these days, which can only be a good thing – there’s something for each member of the household!

  6. I love Branston but didn’t realise you could do so many different things with it. Thanks for the recipe and the pointers to more on their website. x

  7. I never really warmed to Branston pickle until i fell pregnant then I could not get enough of the mini pickle on my cheese sandwiches. It got quite addictive. I still like it now so a change for the good definitely!

  8. Love the flavour of Branson pickle but have to go for the smooth variety as don’t like “bits” in me food!. Dxx

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