Recipe of the day: Hearty boerewors meatballs

With cooler weather settling in parts of the country due to the rainy weather, nothing beats comfort food. This recipe for meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce is an excellent recipe.

The meatball dish is versatile, you can pair the meatballs with your favorite pasta or mashed potatoes.

These meatballs are made with boerewors, you can substitute with sausage or other ground meat.

Spicy Tomato Boerewors Meatballs Recipe


  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic – minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 cube of broth with vegetable flavor
  • Finely chopped fresh basil
  • 3 peeled and grated tomatoes.
  • A package of boerewors (the meatballs)
  • Olive oil – any oil you have

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  1. Remove the skin from the boerewors and shape the meat into a meatball. Heat a pan with a little oil and fry the meatballs until golden. Put it aside.
  2. Heat the oil, add the onion and cook until soft
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant
  4. Add the oregano; cayenne pepper; black pepper; crumble the stock cube inside and add the tomatoes – let it boil for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Add the meatballs – previously browned and set aside
  6. Add the sugar and basil and let it cook for another 10 minutes.

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Mashed sweet potato

To complement your meatballs, try this creamy mashed potato recipe.

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  • 3 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh chopped parsley (for garnish – optional)


  1. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes and place in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes and add salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes fall apart easily when pierced with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until the butter melts. keep warm
  3. As soon as the potatoes are tender, drain them in a colander.
  4. Place hot potatoes in a bowl and mash until smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Slowly add the milk/butter mixture.
  6. Increase the speed and beat for about 30 seconds, or until the milk is absorbed.
  7. Serve warm with extra butter and parsley (if desired)

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