Chalmar Farm kitchen | OOM POTTIE BOEREWORS,


Serves 4-6 | 1 Hour 10 Mins | Easy
Braai Local is Lekker Quick and Easy

Uniquely South African flavours come together in this much-loved heritage meal prepared by Lizzy Marindili as a tribute to our rich food culture.

Not a week goes by that we don’t feast on Oom Pottie CHALMAR BEEF BOEREWORS with pap and chakalaka prepared by Lizzy. The recipe for the boerewors comes all the way from the Free State and is named after Oom Pottie van Reenen whose old-school approach to sausage-making shows in the end result.

What you’ll love: Lizzy adds vegetable atchar to her chakalaka for that extra bite. As the CHALMAR BEEF BOEREWORS* contains no pork, you don’t have to cook the wors well done.


  • 1 kg Oom Pottie CHALMAR BEEF BOEREWORS, prepared on the stove or the braai.
  • For the chakalaka:
  • 30 ml avocado or olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ red pepper, finely chopped
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 15 ml tomato paste
  • 10 ml vegetable atchar
  • salt and pepper
  • For the braaipap:
  • 1l water
  • 5 ml salt
  • 500 ml braaipap
  • 30 ml butter


How to make the chakalaka:

Heat the oil in a pan, sauté the onion until translucent, add the peppers and stir for one minute.

Add the tomato, tomato paste and atchar. Bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer with the lid on for 30 minutes. Season to taste.

To make the pap:

Boil the water with the salt. Add the braaipap to the water and cook with the lid on for 10 minutes, without stirring. Stir, turn down the heat and simmer for a further 2 minutes.

Add the butter and stir.

Serve boerewors, pap and chakalaka.

Lizzy’s Advice:

Adjust the chakalaka for children’s palate. When the Wethmar grandkids come over for a meal, Lizzy uses less atchar

*CHALMAR BEEF’s LAMB BOEREWORS contains lamb and beef, using lamb casings. It’s available in 500 g packs.