If you’re a meat-eating South African expat, chances are one of the foods you miss the most from Mzansi includes boerewors (because from what we’ve heard, nowhere makes it quite the same). For those unfamiliar with the term, boerewors refers to a specific kind of sausage (‘boer’ comes from the Dutch or Afrikaans word for farmer). It often contains a mixture of beef, pork and lamb with spices similar to those that go into biltong; coriander, cloves and nutmeg. And while it’s a supremely popular braai-time favourite, there are a variety of ways to enjoy ‘boerie’ even if you don’t have the energy to light a fire.
Take a look!
Boerewors meatballs with tomato and basil sauce – best served on a mountain of pap, mashed potatoes or even pasta.
Boerewors, chakalaka and Mascarpone pizza – a fabulous modern twist featuring iconic SA staples.
Penne with boerewors – let’s call this Afro-Italian fusion!
Boerewors braai pie – we’ll make an exception with this one (a braai fire is mandatory).
Boerewors nachos – perhaps the perfect snack for a day of rugby-watching?