This is not really much of a recipe as it is so easy to make, but it is a South African classic, so I can't not share it! No braai (BBQ) is complete without boerewors! It is absolutely essential, otherwise I'm not sure you can call it a braai. Boerewors is just a sausage that comes in a circular coil, much like Cumberland sausage. Directly translated it means farmer sausage and is made with beef or a beef and pork mixture and various spices. Growing up in Hillcrest, if you went shopping on the weekend you could smell the boerewors cooking outside, and it was standard to stop and buy a boerewors roll for lunch after we'd bought our groceries. (Hmmm... transported to standing outside barefoot in the hot South African sun...)
Boerewors Rolls with tomato sauce (Serves 4)
1 Pack Boerewors
4 Hotdog Bread Rolls
2 Large Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
1Tbsp Olive Oil
2Tbsp Tomato Puree
2 tsp Sugar
1tsp Mixed Herbs
A Squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Method - Tomato Sauce:
Finely chop the onions, tomatoes and garlic.
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the onions until they start to soften.
Add the tomatoes, garlic, tomato puree, sugar, herbs, lemon juice and a splash of water. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
Method - Boerewors Rolls:
Cook the boerewors on a Braai/ BBQ or griddle on a low heat for 20 mins, turning half way through. Be careful not to pierce as this will release all of the juices.
Butter your rolls, cut the boerewors into 4 pieces, putting one in each roll and top with the tomato sauce.
In the UK you can buy boerewors at any South African shop or most butchers make it now too. I would either have it as part of a braai with other meat and salads or in a roll topped with some fried onions or a tomato and onion sauce like the one I have made here. The sauce could also be served on top of pap...