Boerewors Patty Sausage Sandwich

Homemade breakfast Boerewors sausage patties. 

If you love the taste of Boerewors, a traditional South African sausage, but don't have the time or equipment to make it in links, you can try making these homemade breakfast Boerewors sausage patties instead. 

They are easy to make and delicious to eat, with a blend of spices that give them a distinctive flavor. Boerewors means farmer's sausage in Afrikaans, and it is usually made with a combination of beef, pork, and sometimes lamb. 

The meat is seasoned with coriander, cloves, allspice, vinegar, and other spices, and stuffed into casings. Boerewors is typically cooked over coals on a barbecue, or fried in a pan on the stove. It is often served in a bread roll with tomato and onion sauce, or with pap, stiff cornmeal porridge, and gravy.

Boerewors Sausage Patty Sandwich
Boerewors Sausage Patty Sandwich

To make Boerewors sausage patties, you will need the following ingredients:

1 pound of ground beef
1/4 pound of ground pork
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of water


In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef and pork with your hands until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, coriander, cloves, allspice, pepper, vinegar, and water. Pour the spice mixture over the meat and mix well with your hands until evenly distributed. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight to let the flavors develop. Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions and shape them into patties about 1/2 inch thick. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through. Enjoy your homemade breakfast Boerewors sausage patties with eggs, toast, or your favorite breakfast sides.

These patties are also great for freezing and reheating later. Just place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Then transfer them to a freezer bag and store them for up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave them for about 2 minutes or until hot. Homemade breakfast Boerewors sausage patties are a great way to enjoy the flavor of South African cuisine without having to make sausages from scratch. They are easy to make, delicious to eat, and perfect for any breakfast occasion.

It is essential to know the difference between minced meat and ground meat when making South African Boerewors. Boerewors uses minced meat and not ground meat. Minced meat is meat that is chopped up very finely; ground meat is more pulverized since it is put through a meat grinder possibly with other fillers such as fat, soybeans, and water to bulk the ground meat up.

The word Boerewors is literally translated to farmer’s sausage in the Dutch Afrikaans language and is a traditional South African sausage. The spice coriander and cloves define Boerewors' taste. Serve in between two slices of bread, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, and eggs for the ultimate Boerewors breakfast sandwich.

Breakfast sandwich with Boerewors sausages
Breakfast sandwich with Boerewors sausages

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