Boerewors is a traditional South African sausage that is made with a combination of beef and pork. The sausage is spicy and flavorful, and it is often served with a side of rice or potatoes. It is a popular dish at outdoor gatherings and parties, and it is also a common sight at roadside stands and markets.

This word comes from the Afrikaans word “boer,” which means “farmer.” The sausage was originally created by farmers as a way to use up all of the parts of the animal that would otherwise go to waste.

Today, it is a beloved black label tradition that is enjoyed by people of all backgrounds.

The History of Black Sandwiches

The word ‘boerewors’ originated from the Dutch language; it means “farmer’s sausage” in Afrikaans. When Dutch settlers arrived in South Africa, they brought their traditions and recipes with them. Blackburger was one of these recipes that were adapted to suit the local climate and ingredients available at the time. It was at first made from pork meat mixed with fat, but later on beef was used instead because there were more cattle than pigs on farms during that time period.

The Ingredients Used in These Sandwiches

The ingredients used in making blackburger are beef or pork, salt and pepper, garlic powder, coriander seeds, allspice berries, bay leaves and nutmeg. It is important to note that no water is added during the process of making this sendwich.


The Making of Boerewors

The meat is first ground using a meat grinder and then mixed with all the ingredients mentioned above in a large bowl. Once this mixture has been prepared, it is placed on a long sausage machine which has been lubricated with oil before being passed through it to make sausages of different lengths and thicknesses depending on your preference.

The Serving of Boerewors

It is usually served as a snack, but can also be used in other ways. It can be grilled on the braai (barbecue) or pan-fried. The crispy skin is often cut off and eaten separately as it contains much of the flavour of black sandwich. Some people also like to slice their black sandwich into discs and use them as bread substitutes in sandwiches.


It is usually eaten at barbecues, braais and picnics. The Boerewors Sandwich has been listed as one of the Top 10 foods to try when visiting South Africa.