Boerewors on a gril over hot coals on the braai

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South African boerewors: When the weekend calls, enjoy a braai

Is there any food in South Africa more iconic than boerewors? Make your own South African boerewors this weekend and surprise your family.

Boerewors on a gril over hot coals on the braai

South African boerewors recipe Image: Adobe Stock Images

What does every South African braai need? Boerewors is the the local beef sausage that’s so iconic, it’s part of our culture. Often made with a combination of beef and pork, boerewors is always a welcome addition to any weekend get-together. When making your own, you can control how much meat and fat you have for the perfect sausage.

South African boerewors tips

You can get your sausage skins from your local butcher and they could even mince the your lean beef and pork fat for you. The pork doesn’t just add fat, but flavour to the sausage. The best place to prepare it is over the hot braai coals. You can have it alongside other meats, just with some mash and chakalaka or even as a boerewors roll, the South African hot-dog. You’re going to need at least one more person to help you make the sausage.

Is there any food in South Africa more iconic than boerewors? Make your own South African boerewors this weekend and surprise your family.

South African boerewors recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 450 g lean minced beef

  • 350 g minced pork fat

  • 2 tsp salt.

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg.

  • Sausage skins.

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • ½ tsp ground cloves

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients well together after cooled in the fridge.
  • Fit the sausage spout to the mincing machine and fill the skins. (You’re going to need some extra hands) Avoid filling the sausages too tightly as they will burst.
  • Grill on hot coals on the braai or in a hot pan.

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Are you in the mood for more great South African braai recipes to prepare for your family? Have a look at our excellent recipe suggestions for you to try. There are many more old-school recipes like this one published in the Rustenburg Junior School Recipe Book in 1958.

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