This page serves as a guide on how to prepare any of our fresh sausages. As with any raw product, please follow all the safe handling instructions on the packaging and always cook to an internal temperature of at least 145F. A good instant ready thermometer can help if you are new to this.  


Never poke holes in the boerewors while grilling it. You will lose a lot of flavor and it will end up being dry.

Boerewors does not like to be grilled or cooked frozen, you are setting yourself up for heartache. Always thaw it first. Also, never show up at someone else's braai with frozen boerewors. Show some respect. 


Boerewors likes to be grilled on hot coals. Turn every 4 to 6 minutes but depending on the coal temperatures keep checking so that you do not overdo a given side. 

The traditional barometer for boerewors has always been, if you bend it and it breaks it is ready but please do use an instant read thermometer to ensure you hit at least 145F. Total cooking time is going to be somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes, depending on the heat and height of your grill grid. 

Air Fryer

There are many variables at play when it comes to individual air fryers so your particular model may require different timings. The following is for thawed boerewors.

Set the air fryer to 375 for 8 minutes, if the boerewors has somewhat of a grill color after 8 minutes turn over and run it at 400F for another 4 to 6 minutes, checking the internal temperature when done.  If it darkens too quickly reduce to 375F.


Cooking boerewors in a pan is a 2 step process. Start off with a little water (1/2 inch) in the pan. Add the boerewors. Bring it to a boil then cover and reduce the heat for 3-5 minutes. Turn the boerewors over and cover for another 3-5 minutes. Now remove the lid and allow the water boil away leaving behind the rendered fat from the boerewors. Brown the outside of the boerewors  by turning it over 2 to 3 times. Once the color is good the boerewors is ready. Check to make sure the internal temperature is at least 145F.