Thuli Gogela takes Boerewors on a luxury tour with Nederburg

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.

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

½ 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 (½ 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.