About boerewors (South African sausage)

Boerewors is a South African style of sausage. It is is made by grinding meat, spices, salt, pepper, and vinegar, into a sausage casing to form a continuous spiral, rather than individual short sausages.

It is ideal for a traditional South African braai (barbeque), but being quite versatile, is also suitable for breakfast, lunch, or supper, as the main meat course, or in casserole dishes. Because Boerewors is equally tasty when served hot and cold, it is perfect for lunch boxes, picnics, and padkos (road food), providing you can keep it well chilled.

Boereworsbrakke (boerewors dogs) is a variation of the American style hotdog. A hot dog roll is filled with barbequed boerewors and topped with onion and tomato and sauce. Portable boereworsbrak-stalls are common in South Africa, not only outside malls, but also on downtown street corners.

Boerewors is readily available in New Zealand. It is stocked by all South African butcheries, a number of Dutch butcheries, and a growing number of Kiwi butcheries.