RECIPE: Crowd Pleasing Heritage Day Beer-Marinated Boerewors

All that talk about boerewors is bound to leave anyone hungry or thinking of recipes to go with the boerewors for heritage day. No worries because we got you covered.

Let us join the South African Breweries (SAB) in celebration of its 120th anniversary this year and with that comes 120 years of social gatherings like Heritage Day with family and friends.

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Beer-Marinated Boerewors


2 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp tomato paste
340 ml Black Label
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp treacle sugar
1 tsp salt
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
¼ cup olive oil
500-600g boerewors


1. Fry curry powder in a dry pan for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir. Deglaze the pan by adding beer and white wine vinegar.
2. Bring to a boil then add treacle sugar, salt, diced onion and chopped garlic. Boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add olive oil. Let the marinade cool down slightly.
3. Place a pack of thick boerewors into a sealable plastic bag or container. Cover with the beer marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Braai boerewors over hot coals (or on the gas if you’re in a hurry) and baste regularly with marinade or cook in the marinade in a preheated oven at 200°C.

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Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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