Thuli Gogela of fame has re-interpreted one of the country’s favourite foods, with a healthy dose of wit and style. Her boerewors balls, made with the meat taken out of its casing and flavoured with tomato, chutney, a dollop of sour cream and some other delicious extras, marry local flavours in a fresh, original and classy way that’s hard to resist.

Serve it with lusciously juicy and spicy Nederburg Baronne 2013, South Africa’s classic red blend that’s in a class all of its own, and you’ll make a truly memorable meal.

Nederburg Baronne and Boerewors balls with tomato and basil sauce 1 LR

Boerewors balls with tomato and basil sauce, paired with Nederburg Baronne 2013

 From the kitchen of Thuli Gogela

 Serves: 4


+/- 450g boerewors, removed from casing

45ml (3 Tbsp) fine breadcrumbs

15ml (1 Tbsp) canola or olive oil

3 spring onions, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1Ž2 red, yellow or green pepper, chopped

1 red chilli, seeds removed and chopped

3 tomatoes, peeled and diced

45ml (3 Tbsp) tomato paste

30ml (2 Tbsp) sweet and sour sauce

15ml (1 Tbsp) chutney

15ml (1 Tbsp) red wine vinegar

30ml (2 Tbsp) sour cream

1 chicken stock cube, crumbled

Handful fresh basil, chopped

2.5ml (1Ž2 tsp) dried mixed herbs

400ml (1 can) red kidney beans, drained

Salt and pepper, to taste



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine the boerewors and breadcrumbs. Form balls and place them on a greased baking tray.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. In a medium sized saucepan, heat the oil on the stove and sauté the onion, garlic, pepper and chilli for approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sweet and sour sauce, chutney, red wine vinegar and sour cream.
  6. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add the stock cube, fresh basil, dried herbs and beans. Add water if necessary. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Gently add the boerewors balls and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
  9. Remove from the heat and serve on a bed of mashed potatoes, pap or spaghetti.
  10. Enjoy with Nederburg Baronne.

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