South African Boerewors Burger with Peppadew Salsa II


Peppadew Salsa:

1 Mango – peeled & diced
1 cup mild jarred Peppadew – diced
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp Jamaican allspice
1 lime – juiced
I TBS Sutter Home Zinfandel wine


2 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
3 oz prosciutto – diced thinly
½ cup Sutter Home Zinfandel wine
5 TBS Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic finely minced
3 TBS ground coriander seed
1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. dried ground thyme
1 tsp. ground allspice
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper

Colavita Olive Oil for the toasting of spices & the brushing of the grill racks
6 Kaiser Rolls from the bakery, sliced in half horizontally
12 slice of Avacado – ¼” slices (aprox. 1 Avacado)



Step by Step Instructions –

Peppadew Salsa:

In a small mixing bowl combine peel 1 Mango & diced, dice 1 cup mild jarred Peppadew, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp Jamaican allspice, juice 1 lime, I TBS Sutter Home Zinfandel wine. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate until you build your burgers.


Grease the grill racks with the Colavita Olive Oil.

Turn up grill to medium/high (for 15 mins) make sure temperature is 450 to 500 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl place 2 1/2 lbs. of ground chuck. Finely dice 3 oz of prociutto and add to bowl.
Add ½ cup Sutter Home Zinfandel wine, 5 TBS Worcestershire sauce to the mixing bowl. Finely chop 3 cloves garlic and add to the mixing bowl.

In a small sauce pan combine 3 TBS ground coriander seed, 1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg, 11/2 tsp. dried ground thyme, 1 tsp. ground allspice, 2 tsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. pepper. Mix all ingredients well. Place the pan on the grill and toast the spices to release the oils in them. Remove from heat after 2 to 3 mins and sprinkle the spices over the meat in the mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients well. Separate the mixture into 6 equal parts and form into patties.

Place burgers onto the grill and close the lid, let cook 4 to 5 mins. Turn the burgers to create grill marks & cover, cook another 3 to 4 mins. Flip burgers, cover and cook 3 to 4 mins. Turn burgers to create grill marks, cover & cook another 3 to 4 mins.

During the entire time you are cooking the burgers, you are trying to maintain a grill temperature of 400 to 450 degrees.

To plate:

Slice the Kaiser rolls horizontally, keeping tops with their partners.
Slice Tomatoes into ¼” slices

Place the bottom of the roll on the plate, spoon on 2 TBS of the Peppadew Salsa on the Kaiser bottom then top with the burger. Top the burger with 2 Avacado slices and place the lid of the roll on top and serve.

2006 – ToniLee M. Monteparte