Eighteen-year old student Delano Jasper from Wellington in the Western Cape was announced the winner of the 28th annual Championship Boerewors competition…
Jasper’s recipe – South Africa’s number one boerewors – will be available in all Shoprite and Checkers stores throughout South Africa from Friday, 11 September 2020.
“I’m lost for words,” exclaimed Jasper moments after the winner’s announcement. “It’s the first time I entered this competition, so I really had no expectations, but we had a family challenge to make the finals this year.”
Apart from the ultimate boerewors bragging rights and the esteemed title of 2020 Championship Boerewors winner, Jasper has also won a brand new Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT.
Second and third place went to Paul Jordaan from Bloemfontein (Free State) and John Marais from Vredendal (Western Cape) respectively.
Did you know that you can’t just call any sausage boerewors?
Boerewors must contain certain ingredients and more importantly must NOT contain ingredients like garlic and chilli! Boerewors is so loved across South Africa that there is a law (yes an actual law!) stipulating what constitutes traditional boerewors.
- Traditional boerewors must contain at least 90% meat – always beef with either lamb or pork or a mixture of both.
- The fat content of the meat mixture may not exceed 30%.
- Recipes may not contain bacon, chutney, cheese, per-peri, curry, tomato sauce, peppadews, green pepper, Parmesan, Aromat seasoning, chilli, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, whole peppercorns, green and pink peppercorns, lemon, soya, mustard, kidney fat, alcohol or venison.
Jasper’s mom, Yvonne Blaauw, was crowned winner of the Championship Boerewors competition in 2018.
This year’s Championship Boerewors finale was largely a virtual affair – the top 10 finalists joined remotely to oversee the braaiing of their boerewors by chefs Kevin Gibbs and Dion Vengatass, member of the South African National Culinary Team.
An independent judging panel from the South African Chefs Association (SACA) once again took charge of the judging process.
The top 10 finalists were:
- Ben Mhlongo from Hazelview, Mpumalanga
- Delano Jasper from Wellington, Western Cape
- Dewald Rabie from Kroonstad, Free State
- Granthom Damonse from Paarl, Western Cape
- Henriette Marshall from Hermanus, Western Cape
- Jaco van Lilll from Vredendal, Western Cape
- Japie Swanepoel from Springs, Gauteng
- John Marais from Vredendal, Western Cape
- Mathilda Kitshoff from Randfontein, Gauteng
- Paul Jordaan from Bloemfontein, Free State
Shoprite and Checkers are proud of the country’s boerewors tradition and celebrate it by hosting the annual Championship Boerewors competition, a nationwide search for South Africa’s very best boerewors.
Try our favourite Boerewors recipes below: