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Easy Wors Stew

Easy Wors Stew

This southern African sausage stew aka. wors stew made with a handful of simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes including prep time is bursting with flavors. Tastes great served with this no-yeast bread, pap, yellow rice or these incredible easy fat cakes.

A few weeks ago I’ve shared with you wors stew recipe with potatoes and carrots. Today I’m sharing with you another simple and quick way of making wors stew. The sausages are seared and then simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce.

Wors stew is a popular southern African sausage stew that’s very popular in my beautiful country, Namibia. Traditionally it’s made with boerewors (meaning farmer’s sausage): a coarse-grained large spiral sausage made with combination of beef and pork/ lamb, along with spices like coriander, allspice, cloves and nutmeg.

For this recipe however I’ve used sausages from a local butcher that taste close to boerewors. Since it’s not so easy to get boerewors in Germany, unless I make them myself. But feel free to use any sausage of your choice, if you don’t have access to boerewors.

What you’ll need to make wors stew

  • (400 g/ 0.88 lbs fresh sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 tablespoons pureed tomatoes/ 1 diced medium tomato
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chutney
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • about 200 ml (¾ cup + 1 tablespoon) hot water
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes (OPTIONAL)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for searing

* if you don’t have chutney, go ahead and use about ½ teaspoon sugar, just to create an overall more balanced stew.

How to make boerewors stew

Cut sausages into chunks. Next peel and mince garlic and onion. In a large saucepan or pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil (or whatever you prefer) over medium heat and brown the the sausages. Don’t overcrowd the pot, otherwise the meat won’t brown. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.

Sauté onion and garlic in the sausage drippings so they soak up extra flavor. Add salt, pepper, thyme, paprika and chili flakes and stir in tomato paste, chutney and pureed tomatoes and mix well.

Then stir in hot water to loosen everything from the bottom of the pan. Let cook for about 3 minutes.

Add back the browned sausages and cook for about 15 minutes, covered. Taste the stew and season again with salt and pepper if necessary and serve.

You can also make this boerewors stew a day ahead, since the flavor improves the longer it sits.

What to serve with boerewors stew

Serve hot boerewors stew with pap, South African yellow rice, fat cakes or a slice of bread.

Love this easy wors stew recipe? Try my wors stew with rice recipe, too.

Easy Wors Stew

This southern African sausage stew aka. wors stew made with a handful of simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes including prep time is bursting with flavors. Tastes great served with this no-yeast bread, pap, yellow rice or these incredible easy fat cakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: African, Botswanan, Namibian, South African, Southern African
Keyword: African wors stew, boerewors stew, Comfort food, how to make wors stew, keto, Namibia cuisine, sausage and tomato gravy, wors stew, wors stew recipe
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Ingredients

  • 400 g (0.88 lbs) fresh sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 tablespoons pureed tomatoes 1 diced medium tomato
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chutney
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • about 200 (¾ cup + 1 tablespoon) water hot
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes (OPTIONAL)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or any for searing

Instructions

  • Cut sausages into chunks. Next peel and mince garlic and onion. In a large saucepan or pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil (or whatever you prefer) over medium heat and brown the the sausages. Don’t overcrowd the pot, otherwise the meat won’t brown. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  • Sauté onion and garlic in the sausage drippings so they soak up extra flavor. Add salt, pepper, thyme, paprika and chili flakes and stir in tomato paste, chutney and pureed tomatoes and mix well.
  • Then stir in hot water to loosen everything from the bottom of the pan. Let cook for about 3 minutes. Add back the browned sausages and cook for about 15 minutes, covered. Taste the stew and season again with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve hot with pap, yellow rice, fat cakes or a slice of bread. Enjoy! You can also make this boerewors stew a day ahead, since the flavor improves the longer it sits.

Notes

  • If you don't have chutney, go ahead and use about ½ teaspoon sugar, just to create an overall more balanced stew.
  • Feel free to use any sausage of your choice, if you don't have access to boerewors.

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