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Beer-marinated boerewors gyros

Instead of having the usual boerewors rolls for Sunday lunch, why not try these super tasty beer-marinated boerewors gyros?

SERVES 4// PREP TIME 55 min// COOK TIME 50 m

For the boerewors
1 cup beer
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary 
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of ½ lemon
500 g boerewors
For the grilled vegetables 
¼ cup olive oil
Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
2 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 large brinjal, sliced in 1 cm thick rounds
1 large red onion, cut in 1 cm wedges
700 g packet pitted green olives, drained
For the tzatziki
½ cucumber
1 tsp Cerebos salt
1 cup double-cream yoghurt
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
To serve
1 packet flour wraps

For the boerewors 
1. Mix the beer, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl, and place in an airtight container. Thoroughly coat the boerewors in the marinade and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. 
2. Preheat oven to 180°C. Remove boerewors from the marinade and place directly onto a baking tray. Roast for 35 minutes, then set the oven to grill and cook for 5 more minutes to caramelise.
For the grilled vegetables
1. Preheat the oven to grill.
2. Mix the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, rosemary and garlic in a large bowl. Add in the vegetables and toss to coat evenly in sauce.
3. Place in an airtight container and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to grill and place veggies on a baking tray and grill for 15–20 minutes or until tender and starting to caramelise.
For the tzatziki
1. Grate the cucumber and place in a colander. Sprinkle over salt and allow to rest for 10 minutes to draw out the juices.
2. Squeeze any excess liquid from the cucumber and place in a bowl with the yoghurt, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well to combine.
To serve
1. Heat wraps according to package instructions. Generously fill with beer-marinated boerewors and grilled vegetables, then top with tzatziki.


For an alcohol-free version of this dish, use non-alcoholic beer, soda water or stock.


Recipes & styling: Marizka du Toit
Photography: Jurie Senekal


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