Boerewors is based on an older traditional Dutch sausage called the "Verse Worst", though it differs somewhat in its ingredients. Boerewors is made from coarsely minced beef (sometimes combined with minced pork, lamb, or both) and spices - usually toasted coriander seed, black pepper, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Like many other forms of sausage, boerewors contains a high proportion of fat and is preserved with salt and vinegar, and packed in sausage casings. Traditional boerewors is usually formed in a continuous spiral, as illustrated above.

Boerewors is often served with pap (tradional South African porridge made from mielie-meal). Boerewors is also very common throughout Southern Africa, as well as with expatriate communities in countries such as Australia, The Netherlands, the Inited Kingdom, the United States and Ireland.

For you non South Africans who have never tasted Boerewors ... this is delicious stuff! Try it and you will be hooked forever. There are also many variants boerewors recipes, well worth you while to search for a few other on the internet.

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