Boerewors and Vegetable Pot with Pearl Barley

Boerewors and Vegetable Pot with Pearl Barley

I must say that I was very happy with this meal as it came together out of literally nothing.

It was one of those days where I hadn’t planned anything and walked into the house having no clue what I was going to do for dinner. I knew I had boerewors in the freezer, but what does one do with boerewors other than pap/maize meal? We need something healthy and I don’t feel like going to the shop… My brain having been given a challenge, I started raiding the fridge for random veggies to chop up.

When I saw the packet of barley I knew I was onto something yummy and so it became the most fantastic, full of veggies, boerewors stew pot. Not a bad carb in sight! The sausage does contain gluten, so if you were totally gluten free I would suggest finding a gluten free sausage or changing your meat. The veggies are just fresh, beautifully healthy and barely need any flavouring.

This is a must to try for your family! Let me know when you make it and remember to tag @mammachefjozi when you do 🙂

Boerewors and Vegetable Pot with Pearl Barley

Category: Weekday Meals

Cuisine: Meat Dishes


Boerewors and Vegetable Pot with Pearl Barley


  • 700 g boerewors, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 4 zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 cabbage, finely sliced
  • 4 small sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tin water
  • seasoning


  • Cook the barley according to packet instructions.
  • Fry boerewors in a shallow pan until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, sauté the onion, sweet potatoes, carrots, zucchini and cabbage until slightly browned. Add the tin of tomato and half a tin of water and stir well.
  • Add back the boerewors.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender and the other vegetables still firm. Serve with the barley.

boerewors and vegetable pot with barley and chickpeas

Posted on: March 9, 2018mammachefjozi

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