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Boerewors Sausages with Scrambled Eggs, Caramelized Onions and Tomatoes

With sausages, eggs, tomatoes and caramelized onions this is the ultimate comfort food for breakfast! Completely gluten-free and low in carbs, too!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, South African
Keyword boerewors for breakfast, Boerewors with eggs, eggs with caramelized onions, how to make caramelized onions, Sausages with Scrambled Eggs, Caramelized Onions and Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or your preferred cooking oil, (for cooking the sausages and onion)
  • 1 lb South African Boerewors or your favorite breakfast Sausage, chopped diagonally
  • 1 medium to large Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 (up to 1 cup) grape tomatoes, or to taste
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the sausages or boerwors until nicely browned.

  2. Clean the pan or at least scrape off the bits and pieces from the sausages. Add another tablespoon of oil and butter. Let the butter melt. Once melted, add the chopped onions and cook until they are tender and slightly brown, and caramelized.

  3. While the onions are cooking, break 5 eggs and place them in a bowl. Whisk the eggs to combine. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the eggs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Get another large frying pan (other than the one previously used) and add a little more oil. Use medium-high heat and wait until you almost reach the smoking point. The key to a perfect and fluffy scramble is high heat. Once the pan is hot enough, pour in the eggs. You know that your heat is just right when the eggs sizzle immediately upon contact. Let it set a little (just a few seconds) and then add in all the rest of the ingredients (sausages, onions and grape tomatoes). Stir and cook to your desired doneness. This doesn’t take very long.
  5. Serve immediately and with rice (at least that’s what I’ll recommend!), if possible! Enjoy a delicious breakfast!

Recipe Notes



You may use other sausages, like the breakfast variety, for this too.

To slice the sausages easily, place the sausages in the freezer and freeze just until they begin to harden (not frozen). It should be easier to cut them after that.