Bacon and Boerewors Bites

Boerewors is one of our undervalued traditional South African gems. It is not only for the braai, but excellent cold on snacks or in a lunchbox or in the picnic basket.


  • 500 g good quality boerewors
  • 250 g rindless streaky bacon
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman's Chilli & Garlic Seasoning
  • 3 T (45 ml) Ina Paarman's Reduced Oil Greek Dressing
  • 1 ciabatta or 1 French loaf
  • olive oil
  • Ina Paarman's Rosemary & Olive Seasoning
  • 2 red onions, sliced into rings

Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

To prepare:

Boerewors – Cook on the stove in a riffled cast iron pan until cooked and nicely marked on both sides.

Bacon – Overlap the slices on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for ± 15 minutes until crispy. Remove and keep on paper towels until needed.

Bread – Slice the breads in half lengthways, drizzle inside with olive oil and season lightly with Rosemary & Olive Seasoning. Bake for 5 minutes.

Avocado – Pip, peel and mash avo lightly with Chilli & Garlic Seasoning and Greek Dressing. Cover.

To assemble:

Spread bread with avocado; slice the boerewors into 3 mm slices and pack over avo. Cut bread into 5 cm lengths on the diagonal. Top each one with bacon and onion rings.

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