25 Sep 2013

Boerewors and Bean Soup

I often do this recipe with left over boerewors from a braai.   Boerewors is a typical South African spicy sausage directly translated "boere" (Farmers) "wors" (Sausage).  A braai is just not quite a braai without boerewors sizzling over the fire.


Ingredients:
30ml Oil
350g Boerewors
1 large Onion (finely chopped)
2 tsp Crushed garlic
5ml smoked paprika
2,5ml caraway seeds
2 medium potatoes (peeled and diced)
10ml powdered beef stock (or 1 cube)
1 tin (410g) chopped tomato and onion
10ml tomato paste
500ml water
1 tin (410g) mixed beans
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste



Method:
*  Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and brown the boerewors.
*  Add the onions and fry until translucent
*  Add the garlic, potatoes, paprika, and caraway.  Fry for a further minute or so.
*  Add the Tomato tin, tomato paste, beef stock and the water.  Simmer for about 40 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
*  Lastly add in the tin of beans.  Season to taste

Tips and Suggestions:
*  Add a fresh chili or a dash of Cayenne pepper to spice it up.
*  You could supplement the boerwors for another type of spicy sausage such as Chorizo
*  Serve with crusty home bread.
*  I love cubes of cheese (Gouda) dropped over my soup just before eating.
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9 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Keren, I love the sound of this soup, as it is certainly a soup we would enjoy eating. I have never heard of Boerewors, but that is alright, I can find a spicy sausage to add to the soup.... maybe a Spanish sausage.
    Thank you for the recipe. This looks like a really hearty soup, perfect for our cold, Autumn days.
    Best Wishes to you
    Daphne

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  2. Today cooked exactly the same soup) how weird)

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  3. This looks delicious. I'll have to try this with some local farmer's sausage.

    A pleasure to 'meet' you today. What different parts of the world we live in, yet we're still trying to live the same...local, natural, organic, and as self-sufficient as possible. It's a fun journey!

    Andrea

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  4. Thanks for the pronunciations...lol. I was wondering. This looks yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Hop!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
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    ~Ann

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  5. I miss South Africa!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

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  7. OK. 'Gotta be honest. I had to google "Boerewors"! Thank you for my new vocabulary word. Now that I understand that is a sausage, your recipe sounds delicious! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train!

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  8. That recipe is definitely a good I will be making them! Everybody loves discover delicious new recipes, and an occasion this is a perfect opportunity to do so.



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