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Boerewors is a type of sausage usually eaten by the people of South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The word “Boerewors” originated from the words “Boer” meaning farmer and “Wors” which means sausage. It is usually shaped into the form of a coil.

This recipe is an interesting one and we are going to discover how to prepare it from scratch at home.



1 kilogram of beef

1 kilogram of lean pork

1 kilogram of lamb

½ kilogram of bacon

2 tablespoons of salt

½ teaspoon of nutmeg powder

½ cup of brown vinegar

1 teaspoon of black pepper

¼ teaspoon of ground cloves

200g of sausage skin


What Boerewors Can Be Served With

Boerewors can be eaten with pap, mashed potatoes, bun or bread and vegetables.


Special Utensils

  1. Food processor
  2. Sausage maker
  3. Tongs
  4. Barbecue grill



  1. Cut the meat (beef, pork, lamb and bacon) into very small chunks and put them together in a bowl.
  2. Put the meat into a food processor and blend together till it becomes minced. Note that your food processor must be strong enough to mince the meat.
  3. Add the nutmeg powder, black pepper, salt and ground garlic to the meat and mix together.
  4. Add the vinegar to the meat mixture and keep it in the fridge for  2-4 hours.
  5. When it is time, remove it from the fridge and soak the sausage skins in water.
  6. Next, use a sausage maker to fill the skin with the boerewors mixture.
  7. After this, grill the boerewors on low heat on a barbecue grill for about 20 minutes: about 10 minutes for each side. Turn it over with tongs during grilling. Do not pierce it.
  8. Remove from fire when it is ready with the tongs onto a plate and serve.
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