Boerewors - BigOven 174759


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The secret in the making of good boerewors lies in the quality of the ingredients used. The better the quality of the meat the better tasting the boerewors. When making, do not overprocess; meat must be crumbly. Use good quality fresh (not frozen) meat and vary spices to taste. If you want to make droëwors, use narrow sausage casings.


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1.5 kg beef; minced
1.5 kg lean pork; minced
500 g spek; cut in small cubes
25 ml Salt
5 ml ground black pepper
50 ml coriander seeds
2 ml nutmeg; grated
1 ml cloves; grated
2 ml allspice; ground
125 ml vinegar
50 ml Worcestershire sauce
200 g wide sausage casings

Original recipe makes 4



Place coriander seeds in a dry pan over medium heat and stir the seeds around the pan. The seeds will give off a strong aroma and will turn a golden brown colour. Remove the seeds and coarsely crush them. Cube all the meat and spek, mix together thoroughly and mince coarsely. Place meat in a large bowl, add all the dry spices, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar, mix together lightly with a two pronged fork. Place in fridge for about 2 hours to blend the flavours. Soak casings in water during this period. Fit casings to sausage maker and fill with mixture. Do not over or under stuff.


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Boerewors is usually braaied but may be grilled in an electric griller, or fried, or boiled. When grilled or braaied, boerewors sheds a great deal of its fat. In South Africa boerewors is generally eaten with mealiepap, it can also be eaten on a long bread roll which is known as a boerewors roll. [I posted this recipe.]
donleb 4 years ago
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