Heritage Day Recipe: Sascha van Gelder's boerewors stew

Heritage Day Recipe: Sascha van Gelder's boerewors stew

Boerewors is one of the most-loved foods in South Africa. Give it a little twist this Heritage Day with this lekker recipe from Sascha van Gelder. 

Boerewors and garlic
Boerewors and garlic/ iStock

Farmer’s sausage, aka boerewors, is a hit in many homes.

Whether grilled, braai'd, cooked or made into a stew, boerewors never disappoints. 

This popular sausage contains mostly beef, which is sometimes combined with pork, lamb, or both.

READ: How to make boerewors pasta bake

Sascha van Gelder has shared her recipe, which is delicious and quick to make. 

"I love a great South African boerewors and was looking for a way to enjoy it in winter as we were not braaing as much. I found this recipe and tweaked it a little and it is now one of my family's favourites," says Sascha van Gelder. 

Below is the recipe. It serves four and can be enjoyed with mashed potatoes. 

READ: Is green boerewors the new health craze?


1 onion, finely chopped 

1tbsp canola oil, for frying 

1 tsp cumin 

3 tsp smoked paprika 

1 Tbsp turmeric, ground 

350g boerewors ( recommend beef, but can use whatever you like) 

3 cloves garlic, chopped 

1 tsp dried chilli flakes(optional) 

2 tsp dried oregano 

1 Tbsp organic tomato paste 

1 x 400 g tin organic Italian chopped tomatoes 

750ml to 1 L beef stock 

Cooking Instructions: 

- Slice the onion and fry in hot canola oil with the cumin, smoked paprika and turmeric. 

- Cut the boerewors into bite-sized pieces and brown with the onions. 

- Add the garlic, chilli flakes, oregano, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and beef stock ( add as much beef stock as you prefer, sometimes the tomatoes can be watery). 

- Simmer for 15 minutes and season. 


READ: How to make homemade boerewors

Image courtesy of iStock/ @genjok

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