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.

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

*  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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  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

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

  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!


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

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

  6. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  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

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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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