Introducing the Paleo ‘Boerie’ Burger…

It’s been a while since we’ve made paleo burgers, don’t ask me why… It’s such a yummy, easy & quick supper and tastes waaaay better than a normal bun burger. {Trust me on this one!}
So while I’ve been battling to come up with new food ideas and scrummaging through the freezer, I decided to make boetie burgers! That’s like a hamburger, but made from Boerewors meat. {Boerewors is a traditional South African sausage, made from minced beef, pork and/or lamb coriander and other spices and has quite a distinct flavour. It’s not a very fatty sausage.}
I also recently heard Wimpy’s new ad for their boerie burgers but haven’t seen or tasted it, so no idea what it actually is, but it did give me an idea!
Now, I’m sure you’ve seen {and hopefully made} my Paleo burgers, where I use thick slices of grilled aubergine as the ‘bun’? Well, same concept, but instead of using regular minced meat for the patty, I used Boerewors meat.

So, here it is:
Roughly 500g boerewors, removed from the outer casing
A handful of fresh coriander
1 egg

For the construction of the burger {add or omit as you please}:
Thick slices of aubergine, brushed with olive oil and grilled
Grilled bacon
Slices of fresh tomato
Caramelised onions
Sliced mozzarella
Fresh baby leaves
Cream cheese mixed with fresh avo, salt & pepper

Remove the boerewors meat from the outer casing and mix it with a spoon to combine properly. Add chopped coriander, salt and egg.
Mix it well to combine and shape into burger patties.
Grill until just cooked.

Use the aubergine slices to contain everything and layer all the rest inbetween.

Enjoy! X




The great South African braai tradition…

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday than with friends, having a braai and enjoying a perfect Jozi summers (well, spring actually, but it sure feels like summer!) day…

Today we did just that – what a lovely day!

On the menu we had burgers (minus the bun – gluten-free, remember?) with a balsamic onion relish and sweet mustard, game boerewors and kebabs. We also had a simple caprese-style salad, some ‘braai broodjies’ (always a braai favourite!) and roasted mielies. Yum! Simple and delicious.

Oh, did I mention wine? Yes we had some nice wine too! (Wouldn’t be a perfect day without some wine!)

(Next time I will remember to take a photo…)