If the dad in your household is more into braais than desserts, perhaps you could surprise him this Father’s Day with a South African original: The Boerewors Burger! Ever since coming up with Boerewors meatballs, I’ve been wondering what a Boerewors burger might taste like. Well, today was the day I tested it out! Using the same mix as for Boerewors meatballs, split four-ways and shape each quarter into a burger. About four minutes a side (on the grill or in the pan) is all it takes. And wallah! An unmistakably South African-inspired burger that will thrill any ex-pat and intrigue any local! Serve with tamatiesmoor (recipe page 85 in our book) or standard toppings (ketchup, tomato, lettuce, avo, onions, cheese); or, for a truly international experience, serve Ozzie style (on slices of canned beetroot, tomato, lettuce and crispy bacon – topped with cheese and a fried egg).
- 1 slice bread
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound ground beef
- Combine the bread, water, vinegar and spices in a mixing bowl.
- Add the meat and mix well.
- Shape into 4 patties.
- Grill or fry for about 4 minutes a side.
- Serve on a bun - with all the trimmings.
PS. And what better way to round off a boerewors burger than with a creamy Dom Pedro (page 193 in our book)!