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Boerewors with traditional Mielie pap and Tomato Smoor

This recipe is as South African as it gets, boerie on the braai, traditional pap, and a lekker tomato smoor. The small addition of basil in this chunky tomato relish (smoor) bring an extra depth of flavour. Enjoy this truly South African meal any day of the week…especially Heritage day.

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  • 800g Kolskoot boerewors

  • 300g braai pap, cooked according to packaging instruction

Tomato & Basil Smoor:

  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 410g tin chopped tomatoes

  • 1 large handful fresh basil leaves

  • 5 - 10ml (1 - 2 tsp) sugar

  • 60ml (¼ cup) tomato sauce

  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) balsamic reduction

  • 250ml (1 cup) cherry tomatoes, halved

  • Freshly-ground salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare and braai the Kolskoot boerewors to your satisfaction.

  2. For the smoor; in a small saucepan, heat the olive oil and add the chopped onions and garlic. Cook until they are translucent, then add the tin of tomatoes, basil, sugar, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar and cherry tomatoes.

  3. Stir, and season with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the liquid has reduced by a third. Remove from the heat and serve the boerewors with the pap and the tomato and basil relish on the side.

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