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A traditional South African sausage, consisting of a mixture of beef, pork and herbs/spices. Most often cooked on a braai (aka barbeque).

Traditional boerewors recipe:


  • 3 lb. minced beef.
  • 3 lb. minced pork.
  • 1 lb. spek, cut in quarter inch cubes.
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons salt.
  • 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • 4 tablespoons coriander.
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cloves.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • 1/2 cup vinegar.
  • sausage casings.


  1. Scorch the whole coriander until it turns light brown.
  2. Remove the coriander from heat and grind until fine. Then measure off 4 tablespoons.
  3. Mix the beef, pork and spek and all dry ingredients together.
  4. Pour the vinegar over the mix.
  5. Mix with a fork. Mix thoughrouly, but lightly.
  6. Fill casings.

Best fried or braaied.