South Africa is a meat loving nation. The braai (barbecue) is practically a national pass time, heck, it’s nigh on a national sport. Just to give this claim some context, you need to see this mother-of-all-meat competitions running at one of our local shopping centres..
Seriously, HALF A TON of meat!!!!! It’s a gargantuan quantity. How many people could that feed? Here are my rough calculations…
An American ton = 907.185 Kgs.
Half a ton would therefore be a smidgen over 450kg.
That’s the equivalent weight of 5 sturdy men, or the approximate weight of a cow or a horse. Yikes.
With 500g of meat (and a few veggies) I can easily make a casserole which will feed 5-6 people.
Half a ton of boerwors = @450kg = 450,000g
450,000g/500g casserole meals = 900 casseroles
900 casseroles x 5-6 portions = 4500 to 5400 portions
So the winner of this competition should be able to recreate the feeding of the five thousand!