Boerewors is based on an older traditional Dutch sausage called the verste wors; it differs with its ingredients.
There is no date that comes up when I researched the origins of Boerewors and who invented Boerewors or even who named it. But it can only be traced back to when the Dutch settlers trekked through the mountains passes on their way to what we call Johannesburg, and when they stopped for the night they would make there Boerewors (farmers sausage). Whatever was not made that night was left to dry and would be consumed on the journey during the day and that is why Droëwors has been around just as long. Boerewors is made from coarsely minced beef and sometimes other meats and spices, and then packed in sausage casings. Traditional Boerewors is formed into a continuous spiral and served with pap. Boerewors is very common throughout South Africa. And all over the world where ever an ex pat lives you will find somewhere along the line they have made a plan to find and have their beloved Boerewors.

And now you know…

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