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Boerewors and Sandwiches

Homemade breakfast Boerewors sausage patties are easy to make. In South Africa, Boerewors are traditionally cooked over coals as part of a barbecue, or fried in a pan on the stove inside casings to make link sausages. Today we are making Boerewors sausage patties instead of links.

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.


Boerewors Sausage Patty Sandwich
Boerewors Sausage Patty Sandwich

Breakfast Boerewors sausage patties ingredients and directions.


1/2 pound minced beef.

1/2 pound minced pork.

1/4 cup white vinegar.

1 tablespoon ground coriander.

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt.

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves.

1/4 teaspoon all spice.

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt.

2 large chicken eggs.

2 teaspoons vegetable oil.


Mix together the beef, pork, and spices in a large bowl. Add the egg white and combine thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least 15 minutes.

Divide the Boerewors mixture into eighths and shape each portion into a 2 1/2-inch disk.

Heat a skillet over high heat with the oil. Fry the Boerewors on both sides until completely cooked through and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. 

Drain and 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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