Rajah | Recipes | Boerewors Meatball Stew with Butternut Isijingi

Rajah | Recipes | Boerewors Meatball Stew with Butternut Isijingi


Boerewors Meatball Stew with Butternut Isijingi


Serves: 6
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Category: Beef
Product: Rajah Flavourful & Mild
Cost for 6 portions: R83



250g butternut, peeled and cubed
1 tsp salt, plus extra to taste
2 cups maize meal
500g beef mince
3 tbsp Rajah Flavourful & Mild
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus extra to taste
2 tsp ground coriander
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying
1 x 400g tinned tomato and onion mix
2 garlic cloves, peeled and grated



    1. Place the butternut and salt in a medium-sized pot, cover with water and bring to the boil.
    2. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the butternut is very soft.
    3. Mash the butternut with a fork – don’t worry about it not being completely smooth.
    4. Gradually stir in the maize meal while stirring until the isijingi is a thick and creamy consistency – add more water if necessary.
    5. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the maize meal is cooked. Season well with salt and pepper.
    6. In the meantime, prepare the boerewors meatballs by placing the mince, 2 tbsp Rajah Flavourful & Mild, spices and breadcrumbs in a bowl.
    7. Mix well to combine.
    8. Shape tablespoonfuls of the mince into meatballs.
    9. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the meatballs until browned.
    10. Add the tomato-onion mix and garlic and simmer for 10 minutes.
    11. Serve the meatballs and sauce with the isijingi.