Boerewors recipe

Boerewors recipe: Experience South African goodness. Image: Supplied.

Homemade boerewors for your next braai or boerewors rolls with family

It’s time to upgrade your braai skills by making your own boerewors rolls. Try our homemade boerewors recipe and have the best time eating ever.

Boerewors recipe

Boerewors recipe: Experience South African goodness. Image: Supplied.

If there’s one type of food that all South Africans know, love and build a culture around, it’s boerewors. Boerewors or “farmer’s sausage”, which nobody calls it is most often a combination of beef and some pork in the form of a long sausage. We don’t tie it off like people form the USA or Europe. If we have a braai there will always be boerewors and many of us started making our own during lockdown. Our homemade boerewors recipe is full of flavour and perfect for the weekend.

Making your homemade boerewors

To make your boerewors you’ll need a meat grinder or food processor and a stand mixer with a sausage spout which you can attach to the stand-mixer. After cutting the meat into cubes, refrigerate the meat again before pulsing it in the food processor in stages so you get a good mix. You can ask your butcher to make your mince for you too. Take it slow when filling and you’re going to need an extra set of hands.

Boerewors is of course perfect for one of the meats on the braai or as the favourite South African food, boerewors rolls. Boerewors rolls are great at home and big events.

It’s time to upgrade your braai skills by making your own boerewors rolls. Try our homemade boerewors recipe and have the best time eating ever.

Homemade boerewors Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Marinate Time

180

minutes
Total time

3

hours 

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg beef

  • 1 kg lean pork

  • 1 kg mutton

  • 500 g bacon (firm pork fat from under the skin)

  • 25 ml sea salt

  • 5 ml ground black pepper

  • 15 ml coriander

  • 1 ml ground cloves

  • 2 ml nutmeg powder

  • 125 ml brown vinegar

  • 25 ml brandy (optional)

  • 25 ml masala spice (optional)

  • 200 g wide sausage casings

Method

  • Cut all the meat and bacon into cubes.
  • Mix it all together and coarsely mince the meat.
  • At the same time place the coriander in a dry frying pan and keep on stirring until it browns and then break up the seeds.
  • Place all the meat and dry spices in a bowl, add the vinegar and brandy and lightly mix together and then leave to marinate in a fridge for a few hours.
  • Soak the sausage casings in water and then fill them with the boerewors mixture (firmly, but not too tightly) with a sausage maker.

Notes

  • Recipe with the courtesy of Mss Gail.

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